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"O Lord of the far horizons
Give me the eyes to see
Over the verge of the sundown
The beauty that is to be."
Tis at sundown one can gather a com-
plete picture of what has been and plan
for what will come. Thus as we gaze en-
raptured at the glorious sundown of four
years, we see reflected in our hearts and
minds the beauty of time well spent, knowl-
edge richly acquired, moral principles
deeply rooted, and friends forever ours.
But in this sundown, we note, too, a ray of
sadness mingled with a flash of loneliness
when we realize that a well-loved life is
over and we stand on the brink of a strange
new dawn. Therefore, in the ensuing
pages, we have tried to capture in print that
soul-stirring beauty which has made this
college an integral part of each one of us.
"It was a beauty that I saw
so pure, so perfect, as the frame
of all the universe was lame
to that one figure. ' '
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COLLEGE OF OUR LADY-
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"Beauty seen is never lost."
"He budded better than he \new;
Steeped in beauty, \nowledge grew.'
As Founder and President of our Col-
lege we have looked to you for guid-
ance and protection. Such foresight as
yours in establishing our Alma Mater
is a truly beautiful gift and is only one
example of the excellent leadership
you have demonstrated at all times. It
is with sincere and humble apprecia-
tion that we dedicate this, our year-
book, to Your Excellency and at the
same time thank you once more for
the privilege granted us this year of
assisting at the Pontifical celebration
of your golden jubilee.
(Die Mast 3Re£rcrettb CLhn mas iiiaru (L) iLcaru,
Bishop of Springfield
"Who wal\s with beauty, holds inviolate
The guarded secrets of the years.'
To you who have led us on the path of truth we
owe a special debt of gratitude. You have given
of yourselves unsparingly that we might go forth
into the world rich in the beauty of true knowledge
and secure in the belief that ours has been a real
education, moral, physical and intellectual. Your
understanding attitude and good faith have been a
constant source of consolation and any success we
may attain in the future will be but a tribute to your
MOST REVEREND THOMAS M. O'LEARY, D.D.
REVEREND JOHN R. ROONEY, S.T.B., Ph.D.
SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, B.A., M.A
REVEREND THOMAS B PIERCE, B.A., JOB., S.T.L.
REVEREND GEORGE A SHEA, B.A., S.T.D., Ph. D.
SISTER HELEN JOSEPH, B.A., M.A, Ph. D.
SISTER MARY CORNELIUS, B.A., M A., Ph.D.
SISTER TERESA MARIE, B.A., M.A.
SISTER MARY ANTONELLA, B.A., M.A.
SISTER LAWRENCE MARIE, B. Mus.
SISTER REGINA DOLORES, B A
Speech. Journalism, English
SISTER HELEN CLARE, B.A., M.A.
SISTER MARY CHRYSOSTOM, B.A., M.A.
SISTER JAMES MARY, B.A.
SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, B.A. M.A.
SISTER MARY EUGENE, B A., M.A.
SISTER JOSEPHA MARY, B A., M.A
SISTER MARGARET JAMES, B.S.
SISTER TERESA DANIEL, B A., B.S. in L.S.
SISTER FLORENCE JOSEPH, B.A., B.S. in L.S.
RALPH T. NAZZARO, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
ROBERT B. O'MEARA, B.A., M.S.
JAMES L. SHEA, B A., M.A.
KATHERINE S. LONG, B.S.
MARY MURPHY, B.S.
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Robert W. (O'JUcara, JSLg.
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"If you get simple beauty and naught else
Ton get about the best thing God invents."
No memory of college days would be complete if
we neglected to mention those who set the wheels
in motion — the Sisters of St. Joseph. An integral
part of our College they have become to us parents,
friend, counselor and confessor as the occasion de-
manded. To thank you is insufficient but this we
promise — to inculcate into our lives the beautiful
ideals and practices which you have so indefati-
gably endeavored to teach us.
"True Beauty comes from within."
What can we say to you who made our college
days a living, breathing reality? Years of gener-
osity, often at great personal sacrifice, have been
yours, culminating in the greatest gift of all — a
Catholic College education. Our appreciation and
love are immeasurable, but now as we stand firmly
on the road of life may we begin to practice what
you have always exemplified: "it is more blessed to
give than to receive". With such faith as yours be-
hind us, success is inevitable.
"Real Beauty dwells behind that wall
'Where searching youth to truth doth call."
On the following pages we have gathered to-
gether a few of those campus retreats which are
sure to start a chain of beauteous memories when-
e'er we leaf through this Elmata. Of the refreshing
spirit of Our Lady's Grotto, the majestic beauty of
the marble foyer, the wonders of the science lab-
oratories, and the breath-taking simplicity of our
own chapel, we have partaken daily. No campus
could be more dear and familiar to any student
than that of Our Lady of the Elms is to each mem-
ber of '48.
(Campus fvnnt 3\'nr
"Calm and deep peace in this wide air,
And leaves that redden to the fall;
And in my heart, a deep calm.
Calm and deep peace on this wide w old,
And all the silvery gossamers
That twinge into green and gold."
"In small proportions we just beauties see
And in short measures life may perfect be.
'majestic beauty of a marble hall."
"Who loves not Knowledge? Who shall rail
Against her Beauty? Let her Wor\ prevail.'
"And zones of beauteous sculpture set betwixt
Wit/i many a mystic symbol gird the hall. '
"He spa/^e of beauty:
And said the earth
11 1 c e - ^ j v e 5 1 it in 1 1 ' s (I ") f f i r c
"There is no beauty that hath, not some strangeness in proportion."
iL ih vary — i\ ef erettce ^citntt
'Beauty and beauteous words should 50 together."
'Tis that beauty of content
That ma\es the table's merriment.'
"The beauty oj youth's
dreams is unsurpassed.
(Our Tauu's Cltapol
"Where eternity is the measure
Felicity is the state
And angels are the company."
"Fair gleams the snowy altar cloth
The silver vessels spar\le clean
The hell thrice vines, the censer swings
And solemn chants resound between."
"It was a dream of perfect bliss
Too beautiful to last."
This is really farewell! Our Senior year is over
and we are no longer bound together within these
hallowed realms. True, the Elms will always mean
much to us, but not even in memory or the most
realistic nostalgia can we enjoy again that feeling
of belonging to and being a vital part of all that is
Our Lady of the Elms. We have experienced prob-
ably the four fullest years of our life, so it is no won-
der that it is actual pain to part, — but in parting
we carry the consolation and joy that we have made
everlasting friendships among ourselves and the
powers that be.
M. A. Dowd, M. A. Blair, L. DesRosiers, G. McCarthy, E. Murphy, C. Canty,
C. Fitzgerald, I. Mochak, B. Gregory.
A. Moriarty, K. Courtney, M. Rynn, M. F. Mackey, M. Urbon, M. Diggins,
R. Dalton, A. Heaphy, M. Hurley, J. Walsh.
P. Kelley, J. Bourque, C. McCoart, A. M. Bousquet, M. Sullivan, M. Lynch,
M. L. Kliendienst, J. Patrie, A. R. Rigabar, E. Shea.
A. Marshall, S. Madden, F. Boratyn, P. Hourihan, M. Nelen, M. R. Wirtalla,
M. Morgan, M. Bowen, M. Driscoll.
P. Street, G. Pierce, M. Scannell, N. Connors, K. Metcalfe, A. M. Martin,
P. Fehily, M. Finn, M. Mahoney, M. McMahon.
M. Mercier, E. Mulgrew, R. Cotter, R. Hannigan, S. A. Eisenmann, J. Maynard,
E. Ambrose, I. Morales, A. Boryczka, M. I. O'Malley.
Cap and Gown Investiture
From the address given by Reverend John H. Collins, S. ].
"The reception by the Senior Class of
the College of Our Lady of the Elms of the
Cap and Gown, brings us back to those
great ages of Faith, the ages of the Uni-
versities of Europe when each and every
professor and student wore the Cap and
Gown in school and out of school. . . .
The wearing of the traditional Cap and
Gown in those ages of Faith is but a
reminder that had gone down the cen-
turies, a reminder of the seamless robe
that His mother wove for Him — that Man
Who is, in His human personality, the
Sacred Humanity of God. That robe
which His Blessed Mother wove for Him
covered the human person of the Son of
God and everything for which He stood.
So, we may say in the words of the
Gospel, it encloses truth, it is He Who is
Eternal Truth. . . .
"Every one who is of the truth, heareth My voice." Truth is what He
taught. It was the truth which He brought down from the Father in heaven.
All during His public life on earth, He taught us the relation between God
and man, between God and this world, every part of it. The relationship that
exists between man and this world was taught by Him. He did not go up to
heaven and leave us confused. No, He appointed that body of teachers who
would unfold that truth for us, who would enlighten our minds so that that
truth would grow more clear for each and every one of us. The Eternal Truth
will be abiding with the Church down to the end of time. . . .
Truth — What is truth? Here at a Catholic college, where the principles of
our Divine Lord are taught, you learn the truth. You go out into the world
with truth. You are able to solve not only the problems that come before you
in life, but you are able, with that clearness of vision which truth gives you,
to stand up and face the truth anywhere. In any social, economic, or any
other type of problem, the Catholic college graduate has learned the lesson
of right. With the lessons of truth which they have received at a Catholic
college, they will not be afraid to stand before the world, knowing that truth
will always prevail. Is this true in general? God grant that it would be true
of each and every member of the Senior Class. . . .
Members of the Senior Class, hold fast to the truth, for only those who are
of the truth hear the voice of Christ, our Blessed Lord. Show forth the absolute
truth of the Father in heaven, that Person Who is Truth, for "every one who is
of the Truth, heareth My voice."
"Insignia of Seniority."
SlMttnr M. Ambrose, S.i>.
Here naught but candor reigns, indulgent ease,
They who are pleased themselves, must always please."
AY nonchalance with a collegiate air, a sly wink, and lustrous raven hair
symbolize "Ellie", who has left us in many a merry mood. If you have
met with her dry humor we need say no more. An unpredictable personality
she manages to make her every venture interesting and is never found with
time on her hands. A delight to the casual crowds that haunt the tea shops
of the locale, she often knits diligently while pondering a perplexing query.
A Chem major and Math minor, her interest in things scientific belie her
passive air. Ellie is our proud boast for a better world where friendship is
fundamental and fear unknown.
Sodality; Glee Club 4; La Corte Castellana 1; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 4; Social Action
Hary Ann ilatr, A.S.
"Her eyes are so blue that they cast lovely little
blue reflections on everything she loo\s at."
"|3RETTY and blonde, Mary Ann is the fortunate possessor of a remarkable
memory and a lucid intellect. Sparkling blue eyes highlight a peaches
'n cream complexion. Merry and contagious is her laughter, the audible
herald of her gay personality. A very capable linguist, Mary Ann stars in
Spanish. There is no doubt in our minds that she'll be an unusually efficient
teacher and a charming asset to any educational system. She has proven
herself an able assistant in the publication of "Las Hojas de los Olmos," and
her patient perseverance has produced many masterpieces of clear-cut sten-
ciling. Mary Ann is particularly fond of long walks, especially with that tall,
dark, handsome Michaelman. May your walk through life be equally pleasant!
Sodality; Athletic Association 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social
3FrmtrrB K. Unratytt, A.H.
"A heart as soft, a heart as \ind
As in the whole world thou canst find.''
T7RANNIE will always be symbolic of true cheerfulness linked with an under-
standing heart. As the able leader of the Mission Committee and a vibrant
note in the Glee Club, Fran gaily danced her way into our hearts. A history
major and a Rhode Island Beach minor, Fran may well be set upon by any
corridor ghost seeking the protagonist of those famous midnight tunafish-coke
parties. Happy and willing participant in all activities from chairmaning a
sport dance to tossing a ball on the basketball court, "sing and the world sings
with you" might well be her maxim. We can only hope that the world will not
dim that innate light which makes her friendship a blessing to all who call her
Sodality; A Cappella Choir 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, I.R.C. 2, 3,
4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Mission Committee, Co-Chairman; Senior-Alumnae Dance,
Co-Chairman; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
Angela SL Inryr^ka, U
"Cute, clever, full of fun
She's a friend to everyone."
~V7"OU do not really know Angie unless you realize that under that gay
laughing exterior many a serious thought is churning — but never let her
know you've found her out. True to name, Angela is a veritable little cherub.
Blithe and carefree, she has taken the Elms for her own and all our Alma
Mater offers she dearly cherishes. A curious mixture of science major and
generous heart minor, Angie has run the gauntlet of activities, from knitting
for everyone but Angie, to acting as stage manager for four years. We'll
miss her, but wherever she goes, we know she'll carry high the torch of good
fellowship. May the glow of its rays warm and gladden your life!
Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Cas-
tellana 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 2, 3, 4
"Born for success she seemed,
With grace to unn, w'.th heart to hold."
r I MEET our Jeannie is to meet with greatness. Her sincerity, gentleness
and absolute unselfishness cannot be cloaked by her logical, cool manner.
To those who have shared her friendship she is the epitome of all that is
desirable. A delightfully interesting orator she can amaze you with her calm
logical reasoning, be it a heated debate or class discussion. Never one to
suffer from those blue book blues she is the proud possessor of scholastic
honors galore. Her joy of living and love for the unusual can never be for-
gotten when we recall those summers at the shore with the usual group. A
math major, she usually finds time to read the latest novels, keep informed
on current events and spend a weekend or two in Connecticut. Fame and
good fortune are yours now and forever.
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2; I.R.C. 3; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; MJ.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3, 4
(T); Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Delta Epsilon Sigma
COLLEGE OF OUR UDY
OF THE -LM5 LIBRARY
Anna Ulmj VmtBiptrt, H. &.
"A charming lady, tenderly beloved
For her benign perfections."
ADY of quality with classic ivory features and serene manner, Anna May
' is tall and slender, always perfectly groomed and chic. Her shining
page boy remains surprisingly neat and attractive even after long hours of
exacting work in the lab. An avid reader with a varied and extensive book
list, she is an exceedingly well-informed conversationalist. She sews and
knits expertly and produces amazingly fast. Anna May is pre-eminently a
scholar, starring in chemistry and philosophy. Hers is a much envied "photo-
graphic mind", as her science classmates vociferously testify. This year,
Bill's frat pin paled into quasi-insignificance before the brilliant glow of his
diamond. Happiness to you, Anna Mayl
Sodality; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 2, 3, 4
"She loo\ed a little wistfully, then went her sunshine way."
T7*ROM rustic haunts she comes to us of '48. Something you want to know
about horses, hay, or billy-goats? Mag will have the answer! Glee Club
alto, she is the president of the Athletic Club, and one of the troupe with four
years experience in scenery moving. No one enjoyed herself more at the
French card party, and even the Christmas celebration in the dorm waxed
considerably gayer with her appearance as Mrs. Santa Claus. Though among
her accomplishments numbers the successful navigation of Paradise Pond,
she still blushes at the opening bars of "For Me and My Gal". We shall not
easily forget her mother's unsurpassable piccalilli, nor the infectious laughter
of this staunch supporter of Millville, Chevrolets, and the 8:06.
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; LR.C; Le Cercle
Francais 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; MJ.B. Debating Society 1, 2; Social Action;
Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4
(Eatljmne M. (Canty, KM.
"The glow of sunlight soft and warm
Fell lightly on thy face."
4 AY", our diminutive lady of charm, is easily recognized by her golden
crown, turned-up nose and a smile to beguile any heart. Socially
she is among the debs of the senior class, gracing many a prom at A.I.C. and
also finding time to enjoy a weekend at Dartmouth's Winter Carnival. Yet
we find Cay a serious student amazing for her facility in mastering philo-
sophical proofs and the works of Dante. Her leadership has been clearly
shown by the success of the Liturgy Club in '48. Summers at Long Island
with Gerry and Rita have provided many happy memories of college years.
A gift of the angels, a dream in blue, may your eyes be ever starlit, our best
Sodality; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Liturgy Club 3, 4, Chairman; MJ.B. Debating Society
1, 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1,2, 3, 4
£fataltr A. (Eonnnra,
"T/ie most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness."
TTERE comes the calm of content — from the little town of Fitchburg, able
-■- student and loyal friend, Nat Connors. Her pleasing personality is a
boon to '48. Possessor of an overflowing supply of spirit, she scatters it gen-
erously along her path. In scholastic lines, Nat has lent her heart to Chem-
istry; in other lines, who knows? A zealous member of the knitting circle —
mention argyles, and she'll do the rest. Nat played a safe role in the famous
incident of sophomore year — she "heard the whole story. It was more fun,
kids." Nat, it means much to us to have known you. May the domains of
your future days be passing sweet!
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Father-Daughter Day, Chairman; Glee Club 1, 2;
Liturgy 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 4
Sitannanj E. (Hotter, A. 31.
"When the blue of Irish s\ies is the hue of Irish eyes."
r I A HERE could be no class of '48 without our Rose. When it comes to
making out, there's none can surpass her. If you should be in doubt, ask
anyone from Misquamicut. Award-winning forward, benevolent Shylock of
the Athletic Club, and a reigning power of La Corte Castellana, altogether
spell the name of this true daughter of the one metropolis, Worcester. Not
the epitome of patience or tranquillity, but the essence of spirit and a thousand
smiles, Rose we will remember for her resemblance to a certain leprechaun —
for her truly elfin charm. Oh! would that we could have been among those
unsuspecting pupils to hear her rendition of 'The Cremation of Sam McGee."
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3 (T), 4 (T); Glee Club 1; I RC. 3; La Corte Castellana
1, 2, 3 (VP), 4 (S); Social Action; Verdeoro 1
Katljlmt M. (Emtrtnnj, U.£.
"She wal\s in beauty li\e the night
Of cloudless climes and starry s\ies."
OUEENLY grace, soothing voice, green eyes and a warm smile portray
the inherent beauty present in our "Kit". A happy combination of
scientific skill and charming manner has made her our ideal Science Club
president of '48. Summers at the shore and winters on crystal lakes have
added many pages to that memory book of college days, not forgetting those
A. I.C. proms and weekend jaunts to Boston and New York. After classes
you'll find our gal knitting industriously with the "Goose Gathering". Partial
to music a la Waring, she occasionally favors us with that original rendition
of "Let the Rest of the World Go By", a delightful duet with the aid of our
ever loyal Peg. May your joys never cease and success be yours!
Sodality; I.R.C. 3; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP),
4 (P); Senior Prom Chairman; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
llirattttttrfe 01. Ealtmt, A. 8.
"O Music sphere descended maid
Friend of pleasure, wisdom's aid."
r I ^ALL, slender Rosemarie has eyes like the velvet darkness of night. She
hails from the small city of Westfield, but secretly aspires to torch singing
on Broadway. A clever lass at the piano, she is equally adept at the lan-
guages, ever willing to add a pert French or Spanish phrase to a conversa-
tion. Dorm life without Rosemarie's dry but target-splitting remarks would
indeed be dull. What is so rare as a day when Rosemarie is late for class?
An A Cappella enthusiast at any hour, day or night, her reputation for being
a tireless worker has earned those positions on various committees from Christ-
mas Parties to dances. Go forth, Rosemarie, confident of the world's and
Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3; Le Cercle
Francais 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; Social Action; Verdeoro I, 4
IGnrratitr ®. ®pa Snai^ra, KM.
"Longings sublime and aspirations high."
"1%/TUSIC means more than melodies to HI' lyrical Lorraine. Besides being
president and able leader of the glee club, she's the outstanding or-
ganist and pianist of the class. But, by no means are Lorraine's talents limited
to music. The annals of '48 carry entries of her clever photography, acts of
kindness, extensive and enviable wardrobe and her mastery of the tongue
of Cervantes. Teaching Spanish at Cathedral has been one of her favorite
pastimes and if future success is proportioned to her effort, she'll be a remark-
able teacher. Her room is a pleasure to behold, a bit of home transplanted.
May the future find Lorraine happy in her achievements!
Sodality; Athletic Association 1; Glee Club 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P) ; La Corte Castellana 1, 2,
3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 3
HJary £ Bujguta, A.m.
"Her uery /roums are fairer far, than smiles of other maidens are."
"ly^EET Dig of the sparkling smile and interesting green eyes. Those inter-
esting tales she tells of summers at the beach are always in order at
dorm sessions. Her dexterity with needle and thread make this clever lass
the epitome of style. Sweaters, scarfs, mittens materialize to the tune of her
clicking needles. Her interest in foreign languages and her major selection,
history, make Dig a willing participant in conventions and conferences —
remember that spectacular entrance at the H.C. history conference? We'll
miss her bubbling laugh and snatches of song. Success in everything, Mary!
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3; I R C. 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science
Club 2; M.J.B Debating Society 1; La Corte Castellana 2; Le Cercle Francois 1, 2; Social
Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
Hary Amu* Rixwb, KM.
"She loved, and fondly deemed herself beloved."
44T OVELY, gracious and sweet" best describe the energetic, blond presi-
' dent of the Cercle Francais. Her soft voice and gentle manner have
made her carefully-planned meetings a joy to attend. An earnest student
of French culture, she has acquired a complete and extensive historical back-
ground. "Noblesse oblige" could stamp her every service to our class and
school, from Father-Daughter programs to superb management of the Elms-
B.C. concert. We are picturing Mary Ann of the pretty blue eyes as a far
more beautiful June bride than the pretty blue and white brides of the fashion
show. The class of '48 extends to you, dear Mary Ann, fond wishes for
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 2 (S), 3 (V.P.), 4 (P); Social Action;
Verdeoro 1, 2
Manj K. BriaroU, 1.
"Sweet are the thoughts that savor of content
The quiet mind is richer than a crown."
r I ^HE science whiz of our class, Mary has built up a brilliant scholastic
-■- record during her days at O. L. E. Capable beyond comparison, her
efficiency is exemplified in the success she attained as Business Manager
of the Elmata. An avid fan of the Red Sox and a follower of three out of four
soap operas, she claims the radio as her chief source of entertainment. Her
intense delight in foods that are foreign has led us to town to spend many
an entertaining evening investigating the prizes of the Old World. A serious
scientist with an eye on the medical field, her industry and perseverance will
certainly prove valuable aids in attaining her goal. To you we say a fond
farewell and offer a permanent place among our memories of O. L. E.
Sodality; Elmata, Business Manager; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4;
Btxrui] Ann HI. iEtaenmann, H.i>.
"Whose high endeavors are an inward light
To ma\e the path before her always bright."
T ONG black hair, always neat, large brown eyes, shining and expressive,
' a low clipped voice, as clear and retentive a mind as one could wish
for, an unusual ability to make every moment count — that's our gal, Sal.
An excellent dancer with that handsome naval officer, what a pretty picture
she made at our prom, gowned in an exquisite creation of her own dexterous
fingers, set off to perfection by his orchid. Sally's absorbed interest in her
biology major does not interfere with her faithful attendance at Glee Club
rehearsals and direction of the Sodality's mission activities. May a success
proportionate to your efforts be yours!
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Mission Committee Co-Chairman; Msgr. Doyle Science Club
4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
"The world is yours, and everything that's in it."
\ N UNSURPASSED sense of humor and a host of friends belong to our
own "sweet to the heart." Pat's ready wit has won her popularity and
her middle name is animation — any time after ten A.M. A Biology major
and a personality minor, Trish keeps the dorm busy with her numerous, if
slightly impossible, problems. Her long hair is her pride and joy, and her
good fellowship, ours. Who can forget the star(?) of the basketball court,
the boy in khaki of our sophomore extravaganza, that smooth convertible, the
beloved jester of O. L. E. and those oft told but never boring tales of B.C.?
You have a radiance peculiarly your own, Pat — we've enjoyed basking in
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; I.R.C.
3; Literary Club 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3
mUhnb B. mini,
"Smiling eyes and wistful and winsome way with her."
r I "*HE girl with the fascinating laugh and the scintillating personality is our
-■- Bonnie. The star of the chemistry lab and a whiz with a slide rule, she
comes from nearby Holyoke. Who is not familiar with Bonnie's pet expres-
sion, "Hey kids! Guess what?" Her pleasant companionship and hospitality
of No. 7 are partly responsible for the fame she acquired for burning the
midnight oil. A wonderful companion and a true friend, she is appreciative
of a good joke and ever ready with a generous share of mirth for the crowd.
Her many friends envy that even disposition of our beaming Bonnie. We'll
always be with you, Bonnie, in the success we predict for you.
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2; Glee Club 1; I.R.C. 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2,
3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3
(£lan> E arttegwralii, A.I.
"Sound sense, and love itself, and mirth and glee."
SHORT in stature with a keen sense of humor and sparkling wit is our class-
mate, Clare Fitzgerald. Can't you hear again that familiar, "How j'a
do"? Fitzie's the one who has kept aglow for four years that certain spark,
characteristically '48's. Our class musical repertoire is largely made up of
Clare's catchy tunes, for to her we owe such ditties as "There Comes A Night,"
and "Coming Down From Bangor." Fitz is an English major, a regular con-
tributor to Elmscript and a prize winner for her poetry in Tourmaline. The
even tenor of her way is envied by all. Whatever your aspirations may be,
Fitz, the little elf of happiness will dance along your path.
Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3; Athletic Association 4; Elmscript 4; Elmata, Assistant Literary-
Editor; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1; Social Action
Barbara £. Qkprtnrg, KM.
"A cheerful life is what the muses love
A soaring spirit is their prime delight."
44T3ARB" enlivens our gatherings with her quick, good-natured repartee
and humorous conversation. Curly blond hair frames a fair com-
plexion and bright blue eyes that are often mischievous. For Barbara math
comes easily and the many hours spent on her beloved espahol enable her
to lend willing assistance to those seeking eleventh-hour translation. Barb's
pride in her culinary achievements is well justified — ask those of us who
sampled that fudge! Attaining your Master's in that Midwest University will
be soon an accomplished fact and then the best is yours, Barb.
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4;
Social Action, Verdeoro 1, 4
2Uta HI. Bfannigan, KM.
"She's lovely to wal\ with and lovely to tal\ with, and lovely to loo\ on too."
SMOOTH young lady with a delightfully low voice, Rita adds zest to
*■ any gathering. Typically collegiate our lovely lass divides her time
between Dartmouth and West Point, with an occasional weekend with the
crowd in the "city of homes." A Math major with a special interest in History
minor, Rita is the vital combination of beauty and brains. An interesting per-
sonality with more than a flair for dramatics, Verdeoro has flourished mag-
nificently under her capable direction. An I.R.C. follower with a decided
opinion on what's right with the world, her cheery optimism has brightened
heated discussions on world affairs. May your future be bright as your
starlit eyes, with your days as sunny as your smiles!
Sodality; A Cappella 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 2, 3, 4; La
Corte Castellana I, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP),
"Friendly she is and cheerful all the while;
We all have felt the sunshine of her smile."
\ NN, our enthusiastic rooter for Lee, with or without high curbstones, is
one of our few Biology, Chem and Education students. But regardless
of fine scholastic standing Heaph will be remembered as a major participant
in any of the "party, party, party's" held by members of '48. To complete a
picture of Ann we have but to note musically the transition from "Neighbor-
hood Dance" to "Laughing on the Outside" and the finale "My Buddy". Yes,
life with Heaph has been a full one, and in our book of Elmories, she, her
chickens, the Powder River Boys, the famous fire extinguisher blow-off and
the sundry post-ten excursions will be well-thumbed pages.
Sodality; A Cappella 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Cas-
tellana 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 2, Social Action;
Tea Dance Chairman 3
patnria 2L Sfmtrtfyan, KM.
Her mind was a thanksgiving to the power
That made her: it was blessedness and love.
\ NOTHER devotee of Misquamicut Beach and the Westerly Spa is our own
^- editor-in-chief, this fourth of the famous seven daughters. A Musketeer
of the senior annex three, she proudly wears the medal signaling her best
guard in the basketball tournament. Pat was also Great White Chief who
put the freshmen through their paces during Initiation Week. Foundation
block of the Spanish Club, girl in dungarees on the spot with brush or broom
come what may, apprentice professor of beloved espahol, she walks the glory
road. But only mention her godson, the opportunities awaiting us on gradua-
tion, or racial discrimination and there is no stopping her. Of cabbages and
kings she speaks with words all wondrous wise.
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata, Editor-in-chief; Glee Club; I.R.C. 2, 3, 4;
La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4 (T); Le Cercle Francois 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2; Delta
0- . . Jk ii
Margaret 1*. ifurbij, A.l.
"Love, sweetness, goodness
In her person shined."
A DREAMY smile, sparkling eyes and a crowning glory of our favorite
^- hue combine with a poised and unaffected manner to give us "Peg."
Our gal is calmly dignified and from her unhurried gait you would hardly
believe her to be the energetic president of I. R. C, and keeper of the keys
of Sodality. Her sympathetic nature and love of laughter have made her an
ideal classmate for these past four years. A lover of history in general and
current events in particular, Peg will discuss at leisure the "Palestine Ques-
tion" or perhaps you would prefer "Capital and Labor." Whatever your
pleasure, our Peg is the girl to know. May your days be bright with sunshine
and happiness be yours through the years!
Sodality; I.R.C. 2, 3, 4 (P); Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 4; Verde-
oro 1, 2; Social Action
f % -
fatnria & Kelly. A. M.
"A face with gladness o'erspread,
Soft smiles, by human \indness bred."
r I A HIS winsome lass of '48 is dearly cherished by one and all. Lovable,
sincere and unaffected, Pat always brings out the best in those who know
her. As founders of our famed diamond circle, she and Wayne are familiar
figures at every event. La Literatura Espahola and Pat are inseparable com-
panions during study hours but in leisure time her interests lie in basketball
— as vociferous and ever loyal cheerleader, character acting for class plays,
and, needless to add, Woronoco. Because of that happy art of grasping
a joke five minutes after the rest of us, Pat caused near-riots in those after-ten
turmoils. Remember your celebrated faux-pas the night we had those "Water-
melon Blues," Pat?
Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Elmata Dance, Chairman; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte
Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
iEary ICnu 3KfcHn2rtwtat, KM.
"hxnocence hath privilege in her
To dignify arch loo\s and laughing eyes."
"|\^"ARY LOU is a local girl living almost in the shadow of the Elms. She
is not only locally close to the Elms, but she has taken her college unto
herself and has given to it her whole-hearted alliance. Mary Lou chose the
romance languages for her specialized study with major stress on the Spanish.
Glee Club welcomed her warmly to its ranks, and who can wonder once you
hear her sing? She was always among the members chosen to grace the
air waves with music, and her histrionic ability is firmly vouchsafed by those
who frequent La Corte Castellana. Her constancy and easy companionship
formed one of the most noteworthy friendships of '48. May those sterling
qualities you possess remain forever untarnished!
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francois 2, 3, 4;
Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
"Prepared in peace of heart, in calm of mind and soul, to mingle with eternity."
lYy^ARY ELLEN — she's as pretty and demure as her name. Tall and slim
•I-™-*- with long brown hair and large brown eyes which light up mischie-
vously, she has that "Powers" look. Her inseparable companion through the
maze of French and Spanish volumes is Mary Lou, and this mutual interest
coupled with her persistency and constancy probably accounts for her success
in languages. Mary Ellen is slowly becoming — she shyly admits — a first-
rate cook. Is there a "raison-d'etre", Marie? Besides, she is a talented pianist
and before college days played the organ in her parish church. May life be
to you as gracious as the music of spring!
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4;
Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
"What stronger breastplate than a lieart untainted."
r I A HE day '48 came to the Elms, Mary Fran, the girl with the large heart
from the small town, breezed into O'Leary and our lasting affections. In
studies, the sciences made the strongest appeal to her. She is a familiar, if
foreboding, figure in both chem and biology labs, but she has not laid aside
completely her required language courses. Spanish has served her in good
stead in her senior year. Mary Fran is an essential vitamin of dorm life with
her priceless imitations and pertinent observations. A staunch believer in a
good night's sleep, "I want to go into the exam with a clear head", she will
mumble to us philosophically as she dozes off. Life's horizon is bright for
you, Mary Fran. May its vistas enthrall youl
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2; Glee Club 1; I.R.C. 2; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Msgr.
Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action
1. ilaiuVn, I. B.
"When Irish eyes are smilmg
Sure they'd steal your heart away."
SURE and she's our own little Irish colleen, of the curly black hair, and mis-
chievous eyes of blue. That smattering of a brogue in her soft voice
reflects the refreshing charm of Erin itself. Her merry wit and incomparable
sense of humor never fail to charm. She's the essence of daintiness, a very
graceful dancer and a captivating conversationalist. No day passes that the
senior study hall is not regaled with the latest report on the antics of her new
baby sister. Though one would never guess it from her blithe and carefree
manner, weighty subjects such as chemistry and math are her forte. That
engaging smile and friendliness are Sheila's "endearing young charms." God
bless you, Sheila, go braghl
Sodality; I R C. 2, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action
"Laugh and be merry, remember the world better with a song."
TT> AVEN hair, laughing eyes and a mischievous grin introduce you to our
Moe, a dynamic personality loved by all. Socially she is in a continual
whirl of dances, concerts, plays, not to mention her capable participation in
all parish activities. A serious student of the sciences, her ability already has
shown itself and will no doubt prove the foundation of a promising future.
With chem as a chosen vocation, we must include music as an avocation. A
lover of Chopin, Rhomberg and Monroe, Moe has the happy faculty of making
each hour a refrain, each day a song and each year a concert of joy. May
love follow you always and happiness be yours!
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 (S); Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2,
3, 4; M.J B. Debating 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
Ann M. Haraljall, KM.
"A mind at peace with all below, a heart whose love is innocent."
"\ IS TE COULD not live four years here and still be unmindful of her influence.
* * Who would have roused us to the relentless reveille of the morning bell?
Yet how many more would have enjoyed that (deserved?) extra hour before
breakfast had she been a less firm waker-uper? As prefect of Sodality, our
representative in the Mariology Congress at New Rochelle, supervisor of
committee activities, or chairman of those monthly meetings in the auditorium,
she toiled for us and for the Elms. Ann, of the brothers at Holy Cross, of La
Corte Castellana and the Athletic Club, of our own yearbook, and of Peter,
the little white rabbit with the pink eyes, is truly an irreplaceable cog in '48's
Sodality 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J B. Debating Society 1, 2;
Elmata, Assistant Literary Editor; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle
Francais 2, 3, 4; Literary Club 4; Liturgy Club 3, 4; Social Action; Delta Epsilon Sigma
Anna Mae Harttn,
"The reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance, farsight, strength and s\ill."
"[y^EET Anna Mae, our source of wisdom and delight, the first lady of the
microscope and test tube, efficiency personified in any lab. Many of
our senior hours were brightened and enlightened by the lively discussions
held in Social Action under Martin's able direction. Stored among our memo-
ries we find many of her cheerful anecdotes used to raise us from the depths
of those blue books days. Is there anyone who hasn't heard of the I.R.C.
conferences in Boston or that weekend trip with a stop at Pieronies? A literary
lady of the first degree she discusses what should and should not be printed.
A loyal friend, a girl to remember, success is yours, Anna Mae.
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 3; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; M.J.B. Debating Society 4;
Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1,2, 3, 4; Social Action (P)
3lnm>ttr A. Utrnjitarii, AM.
"Perseverance, dear my lord, ma\eth honor bright."
/"VNE of '48's major claims to fame lies in this citizen of Southbridge, home
town of Columbia's Bill Siwacki. But Josie comes into her own in the
position of prie-dieu mover extraordinary! Wherever money was to be col-
lected — Junior Prom bids or cap and gown fees — there she was on the run,
always eager. As editor of the French paper, she made "Les Chuchotements"
clearer than mere rustlings; as umpire of the outdoor softball games, she
more often than not caused a small riot those spring evenings. Of any species
of spectator sports, polkas, or maple-walnut cakes from the bakery down the
hill, we make mention in the same breath with this rabid exponent of the
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, Chuchotements, Editor 4; Glee Club 1, 2; I.R.C.
2, 3, 4, Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro I, 2
OferaUinu* E iErOIar%, KM.
"Worth, courage, honor, these indeed
Tour sustenance and birthright are."
GERRY, we know her as, usually reticent, sometimes vehement, but always
logical! English major, par excellence, Thespian of a full four years
experience on the boards of our own Veritas, and another member of the
summer beach club (Quogue, L. I.), she can give you a detailed report on
the most recent crisis of world affairs. History and the current books are her
forte. By this time, too, she is well on the way to position of stockholder in
Mr. Howard Johnson's chain. Since freshman days Gerry has been a faithful
contributor to Tourmaline's pages. The purse strings of our class and Satur-
day V.P. of the Social Action Club, she stands high in our ranks.
Sodality; Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; I.R.C. 3, 4; Le Cercle Francois 1, 2;
Social Action (VP); Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4
©ami GL mtfCtat,
Aruba, W. I.
"O bles.sed tuith temper, whose unclouded rdy
Cd>i 7nul(e tomorrow cheerful as today."
CAROL McCOART, our veteran of "tenement alley", brings to us from her
home in the West Indies the spice of fun with which she has seasoned
our four years at O. L. E. Tall, graceful, with an engaging smile and the
features of Hepburn, Carol has more dates than she can handle on her week-
ends. Her attempts at doing so afford hilarious amusement in the telling.
Do you recall the Sophomore Elmata, Carol and that memorable character
"Hank"? On the serious side, Carol takes to the chem-math combination,
always emerging unscathed from lab sessions. As you sail to Aruba, Carol,
our best "bon voyage" wishes go with you.
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, I.R.C. 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2;
Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action
"And this gracious maiden
That wears a \oo\ so full of peace and hope."
44T?OR it is Mary," this blue-eyed brunette with the shy pleasant smile
whose quiet wit adds an interesting note to caf and inter-class con-
versations. Her keen sense of humor and good judgment are appreciated
by her large circle of friends and Holyoke commuters. For her specific field
of study Mary has chosen the sciences and her interest in them knows no
bounds. Reliable and industrious, she is wholly free of the slightest shade of
ostentation. Mary also possesses the much enviable disposition of one being
equally content abroad at a concert or movie, or at home in the quiet intimacy
of the family circle. The world will be a happier home, Mary, because you
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4;
Harum 3. Mtxt'm,
"She is herself of best things the collection."
TJETITE dark-haired Marion is a vivacious member of the caf crowd and an
enthusiastic follower of the Glee Club. With the sciences as her major
and minor, she will vigorously protest the relative merits of the arts as com-
pared with Chemistry. First in her heart is the lucky fellow whose beautiful
diamond relegated our college tourmaline to her right hand. Her knack for
the culinary art has produced many tasty morsels, eagerly sampled in the
study hall. That quiet efficiency and tireless effort which are Marion's made
our Cap and Gown banquet the pleasant memory it is. May you always
reap a plentiful harvest of happiness throughout life's way, Marion!
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4;
Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 4
5(atl|lrai MetcMe. S.S>.
"Her vigil was with stars; her eyes bright with radiance of them."
"V\7"E GIVE you the "Mr. Moto" of the class of '48. The Dramatic Club
* ™ (where she earned the afore-mentioned reputation via black-rimmed
harlequins), Glee Club, and Athletic Club all claim her for their own. Kay
admits to an unusual fondness for Northampton, a battered pair of white moc-
casins, any kind of poetry, and micro-chemistry. Tis said she is possessor
of invaluable information concerning which boards of a certain corridor squeak
and which don't. We hailed her as proud foster-mother of last year's Easter
chicks whose christening in the power house was an event of no little impor-
tance. This daughter of Ware is our perpetual motion personified, firm advo-
cate of Hallowe'en pumpkins, Ware knitters, and snacks before bedtime.
Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte
Castellana 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4
Item Unrijak, KM.
"Her eyes were deeper than the depth
Of waters stilled at even."
GIRL of amazing determination and a wealth of merriment is our Renee,
unofficial member of Westfield's Chamber of Commerce. She is still
unconvinced as to the superior merits of the indirect method in teaching a
high school French class. But when it comes to the city of the Golden Gate
and the scenic beauty of the redwood state, she sings a different song. Last
year, "A Pretty Girl" was brought to life by her ingenious touch; we can even
see the dancing silhouettes now. Amateur Schiaparelli, prospective photog-
rapher's model, (we have it on good authority), and aspiring artist, she is the
gayest of the grave old seniors. See her trip double-time down the hall!
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Cat-tellana 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle
Francois 1, 2, 3, 4; M J B. Debating Society 1, 2; Social Action
Isabel M. Mamha, KM.
"Her eyes as stars of twilight fair;
Li\e twilight too, her dus\y hair."
\ DARK curly-haired senorita with large shining brown eyes flushed with
^- interesting greenish-gold lights, a wide flashing smile, — our one and
only Bessie comes to us from Porto Rico. She is a well-traveled person, having
visited Europe and most of North and Central America but the Elms is where
her heart is. We'll always remember her first day here, the newly acquired
stateside slang always used at the right time to the wrong person, her in-
triguing if slightly complicated love life and the endearing, "How do you
say — ?" As president of La Corte Castellana, Bessie has been inspiration itself
to those members eagerly desirous of attaining fluency. If all Porto Rican
products are as lovely, your island must indeed be the Paradise you claim,
Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; IRC. 2, 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science
Club 2; La Corte Castellana 2 (S), 3, 4 (P); Social Action; Verdeoro 2
"She wal\s with the angeh, there lies the secret of
her beauty and her smile."
T~"\ONT let that quiet look deceive you. Beneath that calm, beautiful and
^ poised surface lurks a gay and tempestuous heart that we of '48 have
grown to love. Everything about Mary is as artistic as the creations her
nimble fingers have turned out for dances, Campus Communique, and Our
Lady's bulletin. Art Editor of our Elmata, she has labored long and hard;
but on the other side of the ledger, that contagious giggle after lights and
those many feuds with the other "Scoop," will be irrevocably entered. Mary,
if you give as much of yourself to the world as you have to the Elms, 'twill
indeed be a better place to inhabit.
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata, Art Editor; Eucharistic Committee, Chairman;
Glee Club 1; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 (S), 4 (T)
Altrr HI. Unrtartg, $.§>.
"Child of the muses and the moony
CRUSADER, statesman, driving force of '48, we hail her. Surely N.F.C.C.S.
could not have arrived nor survived here had she not nurtured it so well
among us. As our official class spokesman, she attended the Toledo Con-
ference last Spring; as truly representative of all our hidden ambitions, she
visited Philadelphia this fall to witness the traditional headliner of the pig-
skin world. No need to ask for whom she rooted! President of the Debating
Club and, in fact, first lady of M.J.B., she is chief among those of us who
could never discover where our precious hours vanish. This is Allie — our
radio voice, narrator of the Christmas pageant, young lady who swears by
afternoon tea and navy blue.
Sodality; Elmata, Assistant Literary Editor; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. De-
bating Society 1, 2, (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); N.F.C.C.S., Chairman; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4
Btzatotl? A. Hulgrnu, 1. 0.
Woonsocket, R. I.
"And when she chose to sport and play
7\[o dolphin ever was so gay."
/^O-OCCUPANT of that famous room No. 3, scene of many a pleasant
gathering, before and after lights is Betty, another of little Rhody's gifts
to the class of '48. Her ability as a hostess certainly served us well during
these past four years. Sports played an important role in Betty's daily routine
— basketball in the winter, archery and softball in the spring, swimming in
the summer months and oh! those enjoyable fall weekends spent hunting
pheasants. A serious student of the sciences, Betty manages to balance deftly
extra-curricula activities as evidenced by faithful attendance at A Cappella
and Glee Club, and the many artistic decorations turned out for dances and
banquets. Where'er you walk, Betty, may skies be bright and blue!
Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Chairman, Tea Dance 2; Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Liturgy Club 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2,
3, 4; Verdeoro 1, 2, 4
Newport, Rhode Island
"Ah, star which is so surely bright, thou led us right."
/^VNLY say gently, lor to speak of her is to speak of our class. Beloved presi-
dent and omnipresent 'ex-officio' is Liz, from the city which also lays
claim to Bailey's Beach. One of the old-faithfuls of the Glee Club soprano
section and Athletic Club member of absolute standing, she is the fresh air
fiend of the senior class — holding the record for a daily constitutional, come
rain or shine. This year book staff numbers her among its midst; she be-
longed to Elmscript, too. For this reason, there was no mentioning confidences
in her hearingl Also to her credit are four years experience in chair moving
and general clean-up jobs. Liz, — you might call her a lover of music that is
Sodality; Class President 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, M.J.B. Debating Society
1, 2; Elmata, Associate Literary Editor; Liturgy Club; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana
1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2; Delta Epsilon Sigma
ilary ©. Mm, 1. 0.
"Her gesture, motion and her smiles
Her wit, her voice, my heart beguiles."
T TATS off to Mary, our vivacious V. P.! She's our girl of sparkling eyes and
winsome ways, hailed by underclassmen as well as seniors. Sincerity
is her forte, popularity, her birthright. Memories of Mary would fill a book
with unbelievable events that brought joy to all. We'll never forget that
ultra-soprano rendition of "Carve Dat Possum", our Frank Sinatra of the Soph
show, those dramatic portrayals on and off stage, the many trips in that new
Studebaker, summers at the beach, a pair of blue dungarees with a history, a
basket of apples on a summer night and a charm all her own. Here's to Mary,
the treasure of the seniors and the love of O. L. E.
Sodality; Class Vice-President; Athletic Association 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 4; I.R.C. 3; Msgr.
Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action
iiarg iane ©'ffllaUnj, 1.
"Her treadmg would not bend a blade."
LITTLE lass with an angelic air, lean is the petite pleasure of O.L.E. A
■*■ ^- girl of many talents, many interests and many friends, we've found
she enjoys the snow-capped hills of the Berkshires and the melodious wealth
of Tanglewood. Happy recipient of stacks of mail from a special friend, Jean's
main interests now lie in the fair city of Worcester, particularly Tech. A
science major with a future in the field of education, Mary Jane has discovered
a unigue way of setting up apparatus in Organic Lab! May yours be an
eternal youth, lean, sprung from a heart overflowing with love for humanity!
Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; Le Cercle Francais 1; Msgr. Doyle
Science Club 1, 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3
"even so, forth springs
From the bubbling fountain of her heart
The poetry of life."
TT'S Jackie for short, and very suited to her effervescent personality. Dancing
blue eyes, curly brown hair, spontaneous laughter and sparkling smile
are irresistible parts of this vivacious, versatile Miss. An ardent music lover,
who never misses a concert or opera, she is an accomplished pianist in her
own right. A knack for the unusual makes her self-made wardrobe a joy
to behold. Her flair for the Spanish tongue has advanced her beyond mere
practice teaching to Westover Field where the officers, to all reports, seem
to have taken a revived interest in "Special Services," and in the latter branch
here, her editorship of Las Hojas is not to be taken lightly. May life's sweetest
harmonies ever sing in your heart!
Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Las Hojas, Editor; Msgr. Doyle
Science Club 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1
"True beauty dwells in deep retreats."
A DEPTH beyond description, a personality felt by all, words are inade-
^ quate in presenting our Georgia to you. Her interests are varied and
diverse as the seasons of the year. A lover of poetry, predominately Sand-
burg, and melodies touched with the beauty of the spirituals, she is both
eveningtide and sunrise. With her talent for originality she might be the
instigator of an impromptu picnic or a trip to the concert. You may find
Georgia skiing down a snow-capped mountain or calmly discussing the latest
dramatic production of the Great White Way. We will never forget our
Sophomore production made famous by her patient directing. She has a
flair for replacing gloom with joy wherever she may be and has come to the
aid of many a harried underclassman. We'll always remember Georgia!
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2; I.R.C. 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3
Anna iSnar Stgahar, A. 21.
"She is happy as a lover; and attired with sudden brightness, h\e one inspired."
TN THE middle of sophomore year, a new member joined our class. Of
medium stature with long brown hair and eyes that bespeak wonderment
at all the newness about her, she established in short time her unique per-
sonality in '48. Forthwith, she became the official and ever-willing chauffeur
for every emergency, class or school, or for those four-thirty to six-thirty trips
for the residents. Her major-minor selections are the languages of Shakespeare
and Moliere. Her ability as a journalist is evident from her contributions to
Elmscript, Tourmaline and Chuchotements. We are so glad you came, Anna
Rose; we cherish your friendship. May happiness and success attend upon
Sodality; Elmata, Assistant Literary Editor; Elmscript 4; Le Cercle Francais 2, 3, 4; Social
Acion; Tourmaline 4
iKarij H. Rjjrot, A.*.
"How beautiful the smile
On beauty's brow, in beauty's eye.''
TEVER-DORMANT good nature, coupled with perpetual genialty account
^ for the unusual popularity of Rynnie. Radiating laughter, vivid brown
eyes, and attractive red hair distinguish our live wire social chairman in any
gathering. Her English major and History minor are not so time absorbing
that she cannot specialize in cheerful friendliness. A prominent figure in the
memorable "epoch of '48", dorm life would be incomplete without her. Re-
member how graphically she relayed to us the minutiae of Elizabeth's wed-
ding. "Lots of fun for everyone" characterizes her spirit, and that's just what
it has been, Rynnie. Your calm, spirited and pleasing personality will ever
live in our hearts. May you continue on in success and happiness always!
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1; I.R.C. 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana
1, 2; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; Social Action; Social Chairman 4
M<xvij ©. £rarot*U, KM.
"Beauty, truth and rarity, grace in all simplicity."
A NOTHER rooter for Worcester and the college on the hill, here is the
cordial hostess of room nine — Mary. So often we marveled at the air
with which she wears her clothes — truly as if she belonged on one of Vogue's
pages. Her major choice, English, her chief interest, journalism and her goal,
the staff of a newspaper, she pounded the typewriter many an hour for Elms
publicity. Perhaps Mary is guiet, but oh, those still waters! Ardent bridge
fan, great exponent of long walks in any weather, singer of Shakespeare's
praises, and beloved disciple of progress under every guise, are words that
try to describe her. After you have left us, only remember those Forest Park
Sodality; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action
H*atwr M. ^m, A.I.
"Her voice was blit/ie,
Her heart was light."
T IFE of the study hall and charter member of the "Goose Gathering" Ellie
' is the class harbinger of gay plans. In the social whirl she spins merrily
from Holy Cross to Westover with non-stop breathlessness. Ellie of the pert
nose, sparkling brown eyes and infectious giggle may be seen wandering
the halls at any time with the clicking of those needles keeping time to her
incessant chatter. It is not difficult to surmise her field of specialization since
one often hears her guote from "Paradise Lost" or expound on Hellenic Cul-
ture. A friend to cherish, her loyalty to the Elms is unguestionable. You are
our gift to humanity, Ellie — despondency will have no place in your sphere
Sodality; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; I.RC. 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2; Social Action
"For here tit last u'd.s all I as\ed —
Someone to call a friend."
T7* YES that sparkle with a look of far away places (South America, in par-
ticular) and lips which never fail to speak the praises of the famed Berk-
shires only help to endear her to us. An ardent member of the "summer beach
club", Pat will give advice, both professional and social, gratis, to future
aspirants. She was this year's Morgenthau of the Science Club — that field
of culture and test tubes wherein all her interests lie. Possessor of lipsticks,
Florida oranges, and good books a' plenty, Pat's tuna furnished the fare for
many an evening's merriment. Her pet peeve? Cats! We can still remember
when she found one such harmless creature calmly sitting on her bed. Our
wish for you — Rio de Janeiro!
Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2,
3, 4 (T); I.R.C. 3; Social Action
Margaret A. SuUttran. A.l.
Newport, Rhode Island
"And heather, where her footsteps pass, the brighter seems."
TT^ROM the summer home of the "four hundred" she hails, but admits to abso-
lutely no family tie with the illustrious Timmy Sullivan of Bellevue
Avenue. With teaching her true love and chosen career, could the youth of
America be entrusted to more capable or willing hands? Chairman of the
Literary Club, shining light of the Coffee Hour, she was a charter member of
I.R.C. and has attended religiously our every M.J.B. debate. This half of the
Newport duo would much rather walk than ride, never wears a kerchief in
the rain, and disagrees violently with Mrs. Grant's views on matrimony.
Allergic to smoke, lobster, movies, and tardiness for class is she — "Peg C
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2;
I.R.C. 2, 3 (VP), 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2
Harvard A. Irfamt, A.l.
"Her eyes the glow worm lend thee — ■
The shooting stars attend thee."
'WINKLING eyes announce the presence of our Peg. At each dance,
picnic, tea or coffee hour she has been called upon to direct or assist our
refreshment committee because of her established reputation in the culinary
art. Although Peg is one of the best-natured persons to be found anywhere
she was truly merciless when collecting those I.R.C. dues. But, as in the case
of everything she undertakes, her reward was the knowledge of a deed well
done. The sparkle that emerged the night of the Christmas party enrolled
Peg in our celebrated diamond circle. May your future happy be, with love
as an unerring light, and joy its own security!
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I RC. 2, 3 (T), 4 (T); Literary
Club 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; MJ.B. Debating Society 1; Verdeoro 1
3loan 3G. Waisli A. ®.
"She hath lived in summer thought
As 1/ life's business were a summer mood."
TT^ROM the heart of the big city comes the heart of our class. Literary light
of no small reputation, Joan, as Chief Editor of the Tourmaline and As-
sistant Editor of Elmata and Elmscript, has amazed us with the wide range of
her contributions. As first lady of that exotic Junior Prom, treasurer of Le
Cercle Francais, shuffleboard sharpshooter, loyal basketball fan and veteran
Thespian of Verdeoro, Joan's poise and savoir-faire in every and any situa-
tion are envied by all. Those shadow-shirking antics of her post-ten bohe-
mian moods furnish treasured memories now, if hilarious moments then. The
beloved personification of the aesthetic, our friend, companion and pride,
Joan is as a song that "plays in all our hearts."
Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata, Assistant Literary Editor; Glee Club 1, 2,
3, 4; I.R.C. 3; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4 (T); Literary Club 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1;
Social Action; Tourmaline, Editor-in-Chief; Verdeoro 1, 2; Delta Epsilon Sigma
Itrtfpnarg IK. UtrtaUa, 1.
"Behold her unalterable heart
Emblem of faith untouched, miraculous attestation."
/CONNECTICUT'S only, but a most worthy representative in the class of
'48, is none other than our energetic secretary, Ruthmary. The perfect
lady, par excellence, her virile protrayal of Aleric, the English lad in "Peg O'
My Heart", pleasantly surprised us all. Neither are Rudy's powers limited
to acting; she's a star varsity debater, ace columnist for Elmscript and a class
A knitter in circle '48. The keynote of her personality is a determined will
which came in very handy plowing through Chem Major. Need we remind
you Rudy's chem interest is not just a passing fancy — her free time at Colby
was spent auditing science classes. For you, Rudy, we know that success
here is only a forerunner of that awaiting you.
Sodality; Class Secretary 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3, 4; Glee Club 2;
Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; M J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2,
3, 4; Social Action; Delta Epsilon Sigma
AMBROSE, ELEANOR M.
27 Monroe St., Springfield
BLAIR, MARY ANN
4 Prospect Ct., Northampton
BORATYN, FRANCES A.
47 Edgemere Ave., Whitinsville
BORYCZKA, ANGELA T.
16 Weston St., Indian Orchard
BOURQUE, JEANNE M.
Ill Pasadena St., Springfield
76 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield
BOWEN, MARGARET M.
Providence St., So. Uxbridge
P. O. Millville
CANTY, CATHERINE M.
120 Hampden St., Chicopee
CONNORS, NATALIE A.
2 Avon Place, Fitchburg
COTTER, ROSEMARY E.
84 Woodland St., Worcester
COURTNEY, KATHLEEN M.
110 Governor St., Springfield
DALTON, ROSEMARIE C.
21 Bartlett St., Westfield
DesROSIERS, LORRAINE T.
9 Orient St., Worcester
DIGGINS, MARY E.
16 Massachusetts Ave., Worcester
DOWD, MARY ANNE
118 Westford Circle, Springfield
DRISCOLL, MARY J.
825 Worthington St., Springfield
EISENMANN, SARAH ANN M.
61 Ventura St., Springfield
FEHILY, M. PATRICIA
326 South St., Pittsfield
FINN, MILDRED M.
44 Calumet Road, Holyoke
FITZGERALD, CLARE E.
49 Brooklyn St., North Adams
GREGORY, BARBARA E.
32 Kimball St., Chicopee
HANNIGAN, RITA M.
45 Dearborn St., Springfield
HEAPHY, ANN L.
208 Main St., Lee
HOURIHAN, PATRICIA R.
145 Pleasant St., Easthampton
HURLEY, MARGARET E.
50 Mooreland St., Springfield
KELLEY, PATRICIA L.
229 Bowles Park Ext., Springfield
KLEINDIENST, MARY LOU
203 Atwater Road, Springfield
LYNCH, MARY ELLEN
56 Underwood St., Springfield
MACKEY, MARY FRANCES
29 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge
MADDEN, SHEILA B.
5 South St., Florence
MAHONEY, MARY T.
13 Massasoit Place, Springfield
MARSHALL, ANN M
1 1 Jaques Ave., Worcester
MARTIN, ANNA MAE
19 Governor St., Springfield
MAYNARD, JOSETTE A.
Dresser Hill Farm, Charlton, P. O. Dudley
McCarthy, geraldine e.
43 Chestnut St., W. Springfield
McCOART, CAROL G,
C/o Lago Oil Co., Aruba, Curacao
Netherlands, W. I.
McMAHON, MARY ROSE
18 Linden St., Holyoke
MERCIER, MARION F.
135 Newbury St., Chicopee
25 Prospect St., Ware
MOCHAK, IRENE R.
38 Taylor Ave., Westfield
MORALES, ISABELLE M.
3 Ashford St., Guayama, P. R.
MORGAN, MARY E.
77 Westford Circle, Springfield
MORIARTY, ALICE M.
52 Columba St., Chicopee Falls
MULGREW, ELIZABETH A.
76 Phoebe St., Woonsocket, R. I.
MURPHY, ELIZABETH M.
93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I.
NELEN, MARY T.
72 Carver St., Springfield
O'MALLEY, MARY JANE
164 West Park St., Lee
PATRIE, B. JACQUELINE
50 Chapel St., Aldenville
P. O. Chicopee Falls
851 Chicopee St., Willimansett
RYNN, MARY M.
34 Converse St., Worcester
SCANNELL, MARY C.
16 Belvidere Ave., Worcester
SHEA, ELEANOR M.
173 Broadway, Chicopee Falls
STREET, PATRICIA J.
201 Second St., Pittsfield
SULLIVAN, MARGARET A.
14 Russell Ave., Newport, R, I.
URBON, MARGARET A.
100 Jackson Parkway, Holyoke
37-31 79th St., Jackson Heights, N. Y.
39 Delmont St., Manchester, Conn.
"As we travel towards journey's end
Beauty is ours, and her name is 'Friend'."
The most joyous moments are those spent
in our family midst. But here at the Elms
we have become as one family and we, as
the oldest, about to go forth to meet the
world, leave a part of our hearts with our
younger and dearly cherished sisters. The
days we've spent with you have been
happy ones, and we know as the cycle
progresses from verdant freshmen, gay
sophomores, jolly juniors, to grave old sen-
iors, you will carry on the true and noble
spirit that is uniquely the spirit of Our Lady
of the Elms.
AIDICON, ELIZABETH A.
BARRETT, BEATRICE V.
BARRON, ELEANOR J.
BLACK, M. NANCY
CARLISLE, BETTY ANN
CASEY, DOROTHY T.
CONNELL, PATRICIA V.
CORRINET, MARGUERITE T.
CUMMINGS, SHIRLEY M
FLYNN, ELIZABETH A.
FORD, ELLEN M.
GODDARD, HARRIET A.
GOGGIN, MARY T.
HALEY, FRANCES A.
HAMILTON, ELIZABETH M
HANNA, LOUISE M.
HANNIGAN, ESTHER M.
HOAR, MARION B.
HURLEY, BARBARA M.
JONES, ANNE F.
KEATING, MAUREEN M.
KEOUGH, RITA A.
LA MOUNTAIN, ROSE MARIE
LANGTON, ELEANOR T.
LAWLER, MARIE E.
LEROY, SHIRLEY M.
LOGAN, MARILYN M,
MacDONNELL, ANNA M.
MALOY, MARY E.
MANGAN, NADINE H.
MARTIN, KATHLEEN A.
MARTIN, MARY T.
MEAGHER, BARBARA A
MEEHAN, MARION T.
MERRIGAN, MARY A.
MORIN, IRENE T.
MORRIER, ROBERTA I.
MOYNIHAN, MICHAELYN E.
MURPHY, K. MARIE
MURPHY, RUTH A.
NESBIT, MARGARET T.
PRINGLE, BETTE F.
ROONEY, VIRGINIA M.
ROSCOE, FRANCES E
RYAN, CLARE E.
SAVOIT, NORMA M.
SAWTELLE, CLARA M.
SPELLMAN, RUTH A.
STREET, CAROLINE A.
VECCHIA, HELEN M.
ZAK, MILDRED A.
272 Sanders St., Athol
192 Main St., Monson
68 Mendon St., Uxbridge
36 Woodland Rd., Auburn
6 Church St., South Barre
97 Castle St., Great Barrington
294 Sumner Ave., Springfield
79 Richmond Ave., Pittsfield
Parkerville Rd., Southville
35 Buel St., Pittsfield
11 Atherton St., Quincy
22 Capron St., Uxbridge
119 Ranney St., Springfield
Monson Rd., Palmer
R.F.D. No. 1, North Adams
45 Ellsbree St., Chicopee
115 Pleasant St., Worcester
1120 Worthington St., Springfield
47 Leyfred Terrace, Springfield
23 Fairview Ave., Belmont
323 Nottingham St., Springfield
875 N. E. 92nd St., Miami, Fla.
124 Littleton St., Springfield
93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I.
395 Elm St., Northampton
11 Church St., Cheshire
36 Palmyra St., Springfield
34 Lenox St., Springfield
666 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield
102 Piedmont St., Worcester
44 Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield
19 Governor St., Springfield
199 Belmont Ave., Springfield
15 Morris St., Westfield
10 Barlow Ave , North Adams
146 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee
100 Briggs St., Easthampton
66 Maple Road, Longmeadow
10 Wyckoff Ave., Holyoke
93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I.
47 Forest Place, Pittsfield
165 East Main St., North Adams
452 Chandler St., Worcester
61 Everett St., Springfield
20 Itendale St., Springfield
215 King St., Springfield
119 Firglade Ave., Springfield
860 Eastern Ave., Schenectady, N. Y.
201 Second St., Pittsfield
89 Main St., Lee
112 Third St., Turners Falls
C. Ryan, M. Maloy, R. Morrier, R. Murphy, M. Logan, E. Pringle, F. Roscoe.
M. Nesbit, C. Street, N. Savoit, I, Morin, K. Martin, M. Merrigan, M. Murphy, M. Moynihan.
A. MacDonnell, M. Meehan, N. Mangan, M. Martin, H. Vecchia, R. Spellman, M. Zak, V. Rooney,
RUTH A. MURPHY
LOUISE M. HANNA
CLASS FLOWER: Red Rose
MARILYN M. LOGAN
BEATRICE V. BARRETT
CLASS COLORS: Red and White
Arrive, unpac\ . . . oh, what confusion!
"Mary?" " 'Course! I'm no illusion."
It was September again — the 17th of the month — and the "Fortyniners" were
back at the Elms. It seemed such a short time ago when we had been the
verdant freshmen and now our junior year lay before us. If we could have
only seen what was between the black and white of the printed school
calendars and those new schedule cards!
R. Keough, D. Casey, B. Barrett, L. Hanna, E. Hannigan, S. Leroy.
M. Keating, F. Haley, A. Jones, E. Langton, S. Cummings, B. Carlisle, E. Aidicon, M. Goggin.
P. Connell, E. Ford, M. Corrinet, E. Hamilton, N. Black, E. Barron, H. Goddard, B. Hurley, E. Flynn, M. Hoar.
Freshman sisters, lost and blue,
Don't you let them worry you . . .
Elms Night saw the end of our freshman sisters' plight. After a week of wield-
ing their solemn authority over the poor frosh, the Seniors turned to more
serious matters as the entire student body spent a few days with God during
Spiritual Retreat. Then, while the campus was still bright with autumn's
color, on Cap and Gown Sunday we saw the
Seniors hold their heads so high
As capped and gowned they filed by.
The auditorium was filled that day with the proud relatives and friends of our
Seniors who were wearing the academic cap and gown for the first time.
As the weeks passed, we became accustomed to seeing them thus garbed.
"As the weeks passed — " Didn't they rather fly? We had scarcely caught
our breath after November guarterlies and Thanksgiving vacation when
December was here with
Christmas music, drama, too,
Santa Claus and gifts for you!
The night of the Christmas party is one that always stands out above the
others and almost shakes hands with the night of the Junior Prom. After the
holiday fun of the Christmas season, the winter months lengthened from
January into February and soon —
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Remember all the starlit gym
Wherein you danced with Bill or Tim?
After weeks of busy preparation, the Junior Prom was the highlight of the
year. It was the best climax of an anticipation we had felt for more than two
years. The night of the Prom was our night because we had made it a night
every girl will remember! The Juniors were again in the spotlight when
Elmscript's Fashion Show made the headlines for style and audience appeal.
But soon March was "on the march." Yet she called a standstill in the midst
of Lenten observances and a Sunday was set aside for the Father-Daughter
Banquet. £)dd was here, your special guest.
"Of all the years, why this was best!"
Yes, Fathers, this was the best year. Junior year seemed to add an extra
frosting of happiness to all our activities. Though winter was reluctant to
leave, spring at last covered the earth with the green and colorful beginnings
of summer. May brought apple blossoms for the grotto trees and welcomed
our mothers who were the guests of the day. Something new had been
added — We invited our mothers to a banquet!
Commencement wee\ in early ]une . . .
The year is over? 7\ow? So soon?
We awoke one day in June to find ourselves in a whirlwind of commencement
week activities. We wondered what the Seniors were thinking about during
those days — no more registration for them. They were beginning a new phase
of their lives. We, as Juniors, for the last time made up a large part of that
audience which applauded the girls in caps and gowns Next June we shall
be the actors on the stage set by Commencement Week and Graduation!
Roberta I. Morrier
"There were stars in the s\y
Except for the few that were there in your eyes."
ALBANO, BARBARA ].
78 Pleasantview Ave., Longmeadow
ASH, THERESA A.
29 Walnut St., Thompsonville, Conn.
AYERS, GRACE D.
186 Chestnut St., East Longmeadow
BASTIEN, BARBARA A.
30 Southworth St., Williamstown
BLACK, MARION E.
83 Jamaica St., Springfield
BRAULT, JEANNE F.
58 Gillette Ave., Springfield
BURNS, ELEANOR M
93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfield
CARLISLE, BARBARA M.
6 Church St., South Barre
CARTIER. VIOLETTE L.
53 St. Louis Ave., Willimansett
CASAVAN, MARY P.
McCarthy Ave., Cherry Valley
CAVANAUGH, MARGARET A.
729 Hampden St., Holyoke
CONNELLY, MARY J.
1215 Hampden St., Holyoke
CONNORS, MARY C.
144 Skeele St., Willimansett
COSTA, MARY H.
11 Lucas Ave., Newport, R. I.
42 High St , Chicopee Falls
DAVIS, ELAINE A.
Mowry St., Harrisville, R. I.
DAVIS, MARY JEAN
Lenox Road, Lee
DENT, JACQUELINE A.
462 Maple St., Holyoke
DONOVAN, GERTRUDE F.
90 Richmond Ave., North Adams
DONOVAN, GRACE M.
50 Daisy Ave , Floral Park, N. Y.
DOOLEY, ELEANOR R.
43 Oak Ave., Belmont
FERNANDEZ, ROSITA M.
81 Sol St., Ponce, P. R.
140 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield
FRAWLEY, MILDRED J.
53 Central St., Turners Falls
GIBLIN, DORIS M.
322 Commonwealth Ave., Springfield
73 Center St., Windsor Locks, Conn.
HOLDA, ALICE A.
Hampden Road, Monson
HUGHES, JANE H.
130-48 226th St., Laurelton, N. Y.
JASPER, MARGARET M.
85 Florence St., Worcester
JETTE, VIRGINIA R.
19 Calder St., Pawtucket, R. I.
KNIGHT, CAROL J.
569 Springfield St., Feeding Hills
LIVELY, MARGARET A.
8 South Maple St., Shelburne Falls
MAGNER, MARIE A.
40 Vista St , Pittsfield
MAGNER, MARY E.
24 Church St., Pascoag, R. I.
28 Girard Ave., East Longmeadow
McDonnell, clare a.
196 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee
McNAMARA, MARY JANE
2745 Overbrook Terrace, Ardmore, Pa.
McNAMEE, ANN T.
25 Lincoln St., Spencer
McSWEENY, MARY H.
72 Henry Ave., Pittsfield
MINER, JEAN E.
Pleasant Terrace, Ware
MONGIELLO, YVONNE L.
102— 23rd St., Sycaway, Troy, N. Y.
MULLER, MARY LOU
30 Easton Ave., Pittsfield
MURRAY, MARY H.
21 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow
NOLAN, MARY A.
638 Ashland St., North Adams
NUGENT. MARY HELEN
14 Dilla St., Milford
OOONNELL, GERTRUDE A.
9 Myrtle St., Northampton
O'HEARN, MARY I.
214 Francis Ave., Pittsfield
O'MALLEY, MARY J.
479 Newbury St , Springfield
POLANCO, ROSALIA D.
31 Gautier Benites, Caguas, P. R.
PORRATA, JUDITH M.
Enrique Gonzalez 42, Guayama, P. R.
POSCO, FRANCES M.
56 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg
PROVENCHER, ANNE V.
136 North St., North Adams
ROY, JOAN C.
297 Springfield St., Springfield
SCANNELL, ANN C.
16 Belvidere Ave., Worcester
SCOTT, MARGARET A.
91 Elm St., Pittsfield
13 K St., Turners Falls
SHAW, ELIZABETH A
312 Eaale St., North Adums
SHEA, MARGARET F.
63 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg
SHEA, MARIETTA G.
44 Dorchester St., Springfield
SKERRY, PAULINE M
26 Epworth St., Worcester
SPRING, MARY RUTH
350 Country Club Drive, Southern Pines, N.
SWORDS, CHRISTINE M.
42 Granville St., Springfield
TIERNEY, PATRICIA A.
20 So. Merriam St., Pittsfield
TURNER, CONSTANCE T.
56 Noel St., Springfield
WALINSKI, HELEN A.
Belmont Ave., Monson
WALSH, EVELYN P.
146 Thompson St., Springfield
WALSH, MARILYN R.
30 Hill St., Webster
M. Cavanaugh, M. McSweeney, B. A. Shaw, C. McDonnell, M. Costa, C. Turner, A. Scannell, F. Poscoe,
M. O'Maley, C. Knight, Mary Magner, G. O'Connell, R. Polanco, J. Porrata, B. Bastien, R. Fernandez,
M. Nolan, J. Brault, M. Murray, M. Black.
E. Crevier, M. Walsh, C. Swords, J. Miner, P. Tierney, M. H. Nugent, A. McNamee, E. Davis, Marietta Shea,
H. Walinski, Marie Magner, J. Roy, E. Jones, M. R. Spring, M. Jean Davis, Margaret Shea.
MARY H. COSTA
CONSTANCE T. TURNER
clare a. McDonnell
MARY J, CONNELLY
CLASS COLORS: Maroon and Silver
CLASS FLOWER: Gardenia
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E. Dooley, E. Burns, J. Dent, G. Donovan, M. Connelly, V. Cartier, M. Casavan, M. Frawley.
J. Hughes, M. Scott, M. I. O'Hearn, B. Carlisle, J. Hessian, N. Footit, M. Connors, M. Jasper, V. Jette,
V. Harnois, Y. Mongiello, M. Lively, M. Jane McNamara, E. Walsh, M. L. Miller, G. Donovan, A. Holda,
T. Ashe, G. Ayers, M. Shanahan.
Lights out and all is quiet in the dorm. Moonbeams lightly trace the letters
on my well-filled scrapbook and all thoughts of sleep are banished as bound-
ing out of bed I once again eagerly relive my year as a gay young sophomore.
A cancelled railroad ticket brings memories of September 17th and our
nonchalant registration that flagrantly displayed before the obvious freshmen
the at-home attitude of oldtimers. A feather stolen from an unsuspecting Indian
and a teepee place card make those ear-splitting wahoos of Initation Week
re-echo through the halls. Turning the pages, cherished memories of the
spiritual retreat under the inspirational direction of Fr. Harney, impressive
Cap and Gown ceremony of our beloved sister class and the gay Elmata,
harbinger of the social whirl, have each a special place.
My eyes rest longest on this page — the Hallowe'en party, first sophomore pro-
duction. The fun we had staging our dream travelogue, those clever center
pieces and most effective decorations are all so clear and dear. We indeed
proved ourselves worthy hostesses of O.L.E.! Next, the traditional Christmas
celebration with only a small green streamer to symbolize such a big occa-
sion — but the seniors' carolling, the manger scene, those old hymns rendered
by the Glee Club, Santa Claus and, naturally, the tree, are indelibly printed
on memory's page.
What's this, saucily sticking out? — a mid-term report card, mute reminder
of those needless hours of blue-book blues. A pressed corsage and a star
release a flood of heavenly moments enjoyed dancing at the biggest social
event of the year, the junior prom! But enough of this dreaming and mooning
over a dance. Here's the Clark-Elms varsity basketball game. Lose we did,
but next year we'll profit by experience and we still have that unquenchable
Elms spirit that made the game a game for both players and spectators.
What! Another pressed flower? And from the man in my life, too! Still
fragrant evidence of one of the nicest days on the school calendar it signifies
another Father-Daughter reception with the spirit of proud Dads and adoring
Daughters undampened by inconsiderate New England weather. Only a few
pages remain — a picture of girls in gowns and fellows in tuxedos represents
the successful combined concert of the Boston and Elms College Glee Clubs;
a program as light as the breath of spring itself is surrounded by the glow
of special memories connected with our May Spring Formal, and a few daisies
entwined with ivy conjure up that recent academic procession of commence-
Tomorrow is graduation and I needs must get some sleep if I want to be
at my best. One more class leaves the Elms and we have grown to love them
all, but how glad I am that this is only 1948 and there are for me two more
wonderful years at the college of all our hearts.
Patricia A. Tierney
This is Station W.O.L.E.
AKEY, JOANN S.
44 Linden Ave., Greenfield
BAKER, ELLEN D.
55 Ranney St., Springfield
BALLOU, JEAN P.
35 West Main St., Ware
BEAUDIN, PHYLLIS M
57 Lincoln St., Spencer
BOURDEAU, THERESE G.
891 Chestnut St., Springfield
BOWEN, MARGARET M.
910 Main St., Worcester
BRADY, HELENE T.
75 Ely Ave., West Springfield
BRESNAHAN, MARY A.
94 Beacon Ave., Holyoke
BRIGADA, ROSE J.
67 St. James Ave., Chicopee Falls
BURNS, MARILYN L.
93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfield
CAPORALE, HELEN M.
27 Colchester St., Springfield
CLARK, ELIZABETH L.
784 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield
CONLIN, RUTH M.
19 Fulton St., Glen Falls, N Y.
CORLEY, TERESA A
200 West St., Holyoke
CORMIER, MARILYN J.
138 Tenth St., Leominster
DALY, JEAN E
38 Lenox Ave., Pittsfield
DANIELS, ROSEMARY E.
21 Hall Place, Pittsfield
DANSEREAU, JEANNE M.
41 Springside Ave., Pittsfield
DesROCHERS, LUCILLE A.
603 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls
DOHERTY, EILEEN F.
93 Wait St., Springfield
DONNELLY, BERNICE F.
48 Thomson Place, Pittsfield
DOOLING, MARGARET M.
37 Frederick St., North Adams
DUPUIS, THERESE M.
52 Casino Ave. .Chicopee
DUVAL, BEATRICE E.
642 Chicopee St., Willimansett
EBERLE, KATHERINE J.
120 Elm St., Pittsfield
EICHORN, BARBARA A.
39 Crandall St., Adams
FINN, BARBARA J.
1823 Northampton St., Holyoke
FINNEGAN, ANNE M.
8 Irene St., Worcester
FRANK, MARY K.
47 Beverly St., Pittsfield
GARDE, BARBARA J.
32 Lebanon St., Springfield
GILL, MARY P.
248 Pine St., Springfield
GORMAN, MADELINE C.
16 Erastus St., Providence, R I.
HENNESSEY, ELIZABETH A.
156 North St., Ludlow
HOURIHAN, MAUREEN C.
145 Pleasant St., Easthampton
JOSEPH, GENEVIEVE R.
64 Milk St., Fitchburg
KATTAR, EILEEN M.
352 Lowell St., Lawrence
KELLETT, RITA A
43 Pleasant St., Milford
KELLY, HELEN T.
6 Village St., Worcester
KUHAR DOROTHEA T.
405 Washington St.,
LaPLANTE, JOAN F.
4 Wyola Drive, Worcester
LARKIN, ANN E.
19 Greenbrier St., Springfield
LOBI.EY, TERESA M.
Poplar St., Montague City
LYNCH, ARLENE M
79 Aquidneck Ave.,
Portsmouth, R. I.
LYNCH, MARIANNE C.
22 Healy St., West Springfield
MAHER, MARIE T.
16 Maple St., Hopedale
MATARESE, EVELYN A.
744 Manton Ave., Providence, R. I.
MARTOWSKI, PAULINE M.
24 Northwood St., Chicopee
McCarthy, joan m.
Van Horn Park, Springfield
MICKELSON, IRENE J.
784 Roosevelt Ave.,
Pawtucket, R. I.
MILLEA, BARBARA A.
Mountain View St., Springfield
MOLTER, LORRAINE B.
40 Franklin Rd., Fitchbi:.g
MOYI.AN, CATHERINE T.
50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee
MOYLAN, MARY J.
50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee
MULLIN, MURIEL P.
Pleasant St , Rochdale
MURPHY, MARGUERITE T.
i 24 Mooreland St., Springfield
NAGLE, FLORENCE M.
23 Westernview St., Springfield
NAGLE, KATHLEEN A.
50 Cottage Place,
O'BRIEN, ELIZABETH A.
68 William St., Pittsfield
O'KEEFE, PATRICIA M.
338 North Main St.,
Woonsocket, R. I.
O'MELIA, CLAIRE N.
11 Relant St., Middleboro
O'NEIL, MARY B.
274 Main St., Cherry Valley
O'SHEA, JEANNE M.
218 Crescent St., Northampton
PEPIN, JEANNE L.
171 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee
PRENDERGAST, DOROTHY M.
50 Noblehurst Ave., Pittsfield
REED, NANCY M.
851 Cedar St, Alameda, Calif.
REILLY, BARBARA A.
12 Gould St., Ware
ROY, BEVERLY ANN
87 Livingston Ave., Pittsfield
SARGENT, PAULINE L.
30 Vernon St., Greenfield
SCAFFIDI, MARY A.
1804 Hone Ave., New York, N. Y.
SHEA, BARBARA A.
12 Silverwood Terrace,
SHEA, JOAN M.
West Main St., Millbury
SHEA, JOANNE E.
125 Caseland St., Springfield
SHEA, MARY A.
42 Naomi St., Chicopee Falls
SULLIVAN, ANNE T.
903 Liberty St., Springfield
SULLIVAN, FRANCES E.
263 Hampden St., Chicopee
SULLIVAN, JUNE M.
State St., Granby
SYNER, GRACE M.
43 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield
SZIRACKY, MARION E.
202-08—32 Ave., Bayside, N. Y.
TANNER, JEAN M.
94 Preston Drive, Cranston, R.I.
TRAINOR, MARY T.
3 Hobson Ave., Worcester
VAUGHAN, JOAN M.
43 Bull St., Newport, R. I.
VIGEANT, RUTH E.
12 Lester St., Springfield
VOLLINGER, HELEN T.
North Farms Rd., Northampton
WALSH, MARY T.
45 Pleasant St., Waltham
WARD, MARY E.
Purgatory Rd., Middletown, R. I.
WILLISTON, JOAN M.
22 Dell Place, Springfield
ZITER, KATHLEEN M.
36 Cady St., North Adams
P. O'Keefe, Joanne Shea, F. Sullivan, M. Ward, J. O'Shea, H. Vollinger, K. Ziter, M. Scaffidi.
J. Vaughan, M. Sziracky, P. Sargent, C. O'Melia, B. Roy, J. Sullivan, M. Shea, J. Pepin, J. Tanner, M. O'Neil.
G. Syner, R. Vigeant, M. Walsh, A. Sullivan, N. Reed, Joan Shea, B. Shea, B. Riley, J. Williston, M. Trainor,
MARGARET M. BOWEN HELENE BRADY
BEVERLY A. ROY MARGUERITE T. MURPHY
CLASS FLOWER: Bachelor Button CLASS COLORS: Blue and Silver
As freshman year draws to a close, let us retrace the design of the fabric
which is the commencement of the pattern to be woven by us during our
four years at the Elms. On September 17, some ninety freshmen gathered on
the campus of Our Lady of the Elms, and with natural misgivings began to
create the rich tapestry of college life. Memorable date! ! On that day we
met the girls with whom we were to live, laugh, work, and pray for four years.
The tapestry was to be a mosaic design, a blending of four score and ten
individual talents and personalities.
The many-hued threads of our personalities and talents were, however, some-
what covered over by the loud-colored Indian blankets and flaming feathers
M. Maher, R. Kellett, M. Hourihan, C. Moylan, M. Moylan, M. Gorman, E. Kattar, K. Nagle.
G. Joseph, J. McCarthy, E. Hennessey, T. Lobley, E. Matarese, E. O'Brien, J. LaPlante, P. Martowski, M. Murphy.
B. Millea, A. Larkin, L. Molter, M. Lynch, I. Mickelson, D. Kuhar, H. Kelly, M. Gill, A Lynch, M. Mullen.
we were obliged to wear on our campus-reservation during Initiation Week.
Our weaving was oft interrupted by a peremptory "Make that bedl Sing!
Dust!" or the ominous questionnaire, "What time is it?" "How do you address
a Senior?" As a result, a scrutinizing look at the warp will reveal slight
imperfections, knots, snags and even wisps of dust. After this week of hazing,
hectic for freshmen, but no doubt happy for seniors, Elms Night continued the
series of bright threads which were to be woven into an intricate pattern.
Our war-whoops, a convenient disguise for the trepidation preceding the
official initiation, were changed to shouts of delight at the grand finale of the
week when, from the mezzanine in the foyer, seniors tossed the freshman caps
into outstretched hands below. How well those vivid green and gold fibers
blend in the ensemble!
The heavier thread which needs must form the foundation of any material
of quality was woven through the texture with our first spiritual retreat
On October twenty-sixth, a darker tint was merged with the gayer hues
when a freshman's dream of four years ago became a reality and each senior,
from priestly hands, received a precious bundle bound with green and gold —
her black cap and gown.
The gaiety of the Sophomore Hallowe'en Party shed little rays of light on
our tapestry and a colorful touch was added with the Junior-Freshman Tea —
T. Corley, M. Dooling, M. Bresnahan, T. Dupuis, B. Duval, B. Eichorn, E. Doherty, K. Frank, R. Brigada,
P. Beaudin, J. Daly, M. Cormier, H. Brady, J. Ballou, K. Eberly, B. Clarke, R. Daniels, T. Bordeaux, E. Baker.
M. Bowen, R. Conlin, L. Des Rochers, J. Akey, B. Desrosiers, B. Finn, B. Donnelly, J. Dansereau, H. Caporale,
M. Burns, A. Finnegan.
a friendly gesture of our sister class feting us in a fine and formal way.
As the child seeking the aid of her mother with her first attempts at needle-
work, so also we frosh, at our reception into the Sodality, sought the guidance
of our Spiritual Mother with the hope that our pattern would grow in beauty
and design under her protective mantle of blue.
The red and green of the merry Christmas Party found ready contrast with
the somber grey of semester exams. We supplied the warp and woof to our
fabric on February eleventh when we elected as class officers, Margaret
Bowen, Beverly Roy, Helene Brady, and Marguerite Murphy.
A rosy glow of remembrance is interlaced in our design in the form of the
Elmata — our first college dance. Every frosh was thrilled and can we be
blamed if a few daydreams have slipped into our pattern?; the sports dance —
and more daydreams; the junior prom where we gathered those sparkling
specks of Stardust you see glistening.
On examining our tapestry, we found it could be enhanced by a little fine
embroidery to express sincere and heartfelt gratitude to parents. The design
took shape in Father-Daughter and Mother-Daughter banguets.
Only thus far has the pattern of our college life been woven. May the future
but add to the richness and brilliance of our freshman fabric!
Lorraine B. Molter
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Sounds and sights to see,
Seniors served by Sioux, —
This at O.L.E.
When the class of '48 returned to the Elms in September as the exalted
Seniors, one thought was uppermost — this is our year! And what more
auspicious beginning could we have had than the traditional initiation of
freshmen carried on in our own inimitable — if slightly erratic — style. Picture
these stately grounds suddenly reverted into an Indian Reservation with
braves and squaws colorfully arrayed in blankets and moccasins, equipped
with menacing tomahawks and emitting sounds heard only in the best of
Hop-a-long Cassidy adventures. The class of '51 made more realistic and
evasive Indians than the famed former inhabitants of Chicopee. Our slightest
whim was their command and Oh — to relive once more a week of complete
relaxation — an Indian to fan us as we read, carry our purses downtown, make
our beds and lullaby us to sleep, and most of all, to inflate our egos to the
bursting point by telling us expressively, if insincerely, what wisdom, culture,
poise and savoir-faire were uniquely ours.
Who killed the noble Mudjokivis? This tongue-twisting theme of the initia-
tion caused many a sleepless hour for the harried freshmen who just couldn't
seem to memorize. But
Elms Night was the cli-
max. A feast fit for the
kings was held in their
honor and later we ad-
journed to the auditorium
where for the last time
these vivacious Indians
were to be at our mercy.
And merciless we were as
initiation antics made the
hall ring with laughter.
Good fellowship was the
keynote and if during the
week senior scowls were
the bane of a poor fresh-
man's existence, now sen-
ior smiles are tenderly di-
rected at these new-found
friends and good sports,
the not-so-verdant fresh-
men of O.L.E.
"There is no beauty so refining
As men in mutual li\es combining."
Extra-curricular events have comprised a
goodly portion of college days. Banded to-
gether in clubs and societies that give
added zest to our mutual interests we have
broadened immeasurably our mental hori-
zons. Concerts to inspire our souls, de-
bates and conferences to enflame our
ideals, plays to delight our spirits, lectures
to intensify our thoughts and the most
varied activities, physical, cultural and
spiritual, formed memorable dates on the
college agenda. Friendships thus deeply
rooted in common ground will flourish for
time immemorial and enrich the lives of
those who share them.
Our spiritual retreat here at the Elms
is an integral part of every year. These
three days of silence in which our
thoughts become untangled, our minds
are freed from worldly affairs, and our
souls achieve an exalting union with God,
are days of preparation and fortification
for the issues to be met during life. Thus
the retreat is given first place among our
activities, for without the ideals fostered
through it, all others would lose flavor.
This fall we had as retreat-master the
Rev. James Harney, S.J., who in thrice-
daily conferences and personal visits
directed our thoughts along channels
Rev. James Harney, S.J. never before explored by us. "A retreat
is a council of war," Father stated at
the outset, "in which we plot the defeat of our enemies, the world, the flesh
and the devil, by planning all for the greater honor and glory of God." It is
with sincerity and gratitude that we acknowledge the fact that, if God's propa-
gandists were all as capable as Father Harney, the world would be far more
conscious of the only important and worthwhile battle to be fought, that batttle
whose victory means eternal happiness.
Our three-day council of war gave us an opportunity to consult with our
Commander-in-Chief, in order to discard any bad tactics used heretofore and
concentrate on the new stratagem of overcoming evil by true Christian living,
basing our attack on the prime mcxim, "I must love God above all things and
my neighbor as myself, for the love of Him."
But how are we to do battle against such seemingly insurmountable odds in
the world today? We have the atomic bomb of the immaterial to sound victory
for us when we make proper use of the greatest weapon known to mankind —
prayer. "More things are wrought by prayer" — but prayer is not just a
separate part of our lives reserved for Sundays and holydays, for unless it is
an innate part of every act, then it is as ineffective as a key faltering on the
edge of a keyhole or yeast lying beside the bread dough.
However, as in any war, the malicious propaganda of the enemy has begun
to infiltrate our ranks. The flagrancy of sin and its outgrowth, hatred, are
sufficient evidence of the wiles of the enemy. Therefore, our immediate aim
must be to attack this malignant growth with every ounce of desire for good
that is in 'us. The tide of battle must be turned in our favor. The world is in
desperate need of the love of neighbor which is our battle-cry. Let us go forth
armed spiritually and morally with the ideals of the brotherhood of man and
overcome with good works the havoc that has been wrought by evil deeds.
Our Lady's Sodality
ANN M. MARSHALL
ELIZABETH A. AIDICON
CAROL J. KNIGHT
MARGARET E. HURLEY
The Sodality of Our Lady forms the focal point around which all other
activities revolve. Combining both the spiritual and the social, this organiza-
tion concerns itself with everything from the daily rosary to the spring formal.
For efficiency's sake the Sodality functions are divided into six sections with
committees to supervise them. The devotion of the perpetual rosary here on
campus has revived and survived due to the tireless efforts of Our Lady's Com-
mittee under the chairmanship of Josette Maynard. The artistic talents of mem-
bers of the Eucharistic Committee and their chairman, Mary Morgan, have
made Our Lady's bulletin a daily enjoyment for all. Of prime importance also
is Catherine Canty's committee on Liturgy, as evidenced by the commission
our college holds in the N.F.C.C.S.
Naturally, no Sodality would be worthy of the name if charity, "the greatest
of all," were missing. Our Mission Committee under the direction of Frances
Boratyn and Sally Eisenmann has wrought much happiness near and far. And
dear to our hearts, too, are Peg Sullivan and her Literary Committee who
organized for us those informational discussions and sponsored that most
enjoyable coffee hour.
The social affairs of the Sodality are indeed varied. Mary Rynn, chairman of
the Social Committee, and her assistants, Frances Boratyn, Natalie Connors,
and Mary Nelen, made pleasant for all, the Christmas party, complete with
pageant, appropriate hymns, tree and Santa Claus. Probably two of the most
popular activities of the Sodality are the Father-Daughter and Mother-Daughter
banquets when we have an opportunity to show our parents why this college
is so dear to us. Fun for everyone is our miniature bazaar with white elephant,
novelty and refreshment booths. We're still wondering where the Junior Class
begged, borrowed or stole such a spectacular contraption as was displayed in
their booth! The climax of the social season for this committee is our spring
formal — a success financially, breathes the treasurer thankfully and a success
socially, grant all of us dreamily.
A story old, yet ever new.
Social Action Club
ANNA MAE MARTIN
GERALDINE E. McCARTHY ROSEMARIE C. DALTON
The purpose of this club is the discussion of problems of the day and the
attainment of a lucid understanding in order that we may combat these
problems intelligently and effectively when they confront us. Twice monthly
the senior philosophy students assembled with this aim in mind. Anna Mae,
our president, very ably conducted the meetings and directed our debate-dis-
cussions on such controversial disputes as labor and management, com-
munism, birth control and the relationship of church and state.
Much was accomplished and not a few hazy ideas concerning the religious,
moral and social aspects of our modern day problems were clarified. Father
Shea, philosophy professor, moderator, and beloved walking encyclopedia,
was always at hand to explain the Church's stand on any conflicting ideas.
This Social Action Club to which we are affiliated and obligated has been
an important factor in molding our minds to think logically and to act justly.
October 23 Rev. James Keller, M.M. The Christophers
"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
Father Keller, originator of the Christopher movement, explained convincingly and sincerely its
aim, success so far achieved and future needs. Organized to "encourage at least a million Ameri-
cans to restore and reintegrate into American life the basic fundamentals of Christian civilization
upon whch our country was founded and without which it cannot endure," its method of advance-
ment is through individual lay persons, like ourselves.
November 10 Mrs. Dorothy Freemont Grant Apostolate of the Pen
"There are ferule acres to till."
An author of such well known books as "War Is My Parish."
Mrs. Grant was a veritable fount of information for aspiring
writers. Taking as her theme the dearth of good books be-
cause of the modern tendency to commercialize talent, she also
stressed the crying need for authors who will write for their day
and time, even though fame is without their reach.
December 9 Reverend Michael L. Carney, S.T.L.
Reception Address "Behold, then, and be not blind."
The life of Mary and its bearing on the life of each Sodalist
was forcibly brought home to us by Father Carney. Our pagan
and godless world is hungry for the ways of Christ, and we, as
Catholic College women, can lead it to Him in Mary's ways.
January 18 Miss Carol Jackson Secularism
"Mother's in the Kitchen."
Miss Jackson pointed out the inroads of secularism in the
fields of law, economics, government, art, education — prac-
tically every phase of living. The Catholic Church, our Holy
Mother, has been dethroned and relegated to a role of impo-
tence. Ours is the imperative task of bringing our Mother back
Mrs. Dorothy Freemont Grant out Q f " t h e kitchen" and restoring to a sick and de-Christianized
world the salutary and stabilizing influence of hei authority and principles.
February 9 Miss Lorinda Silva Fatima "Pray to Our Lady of Fatima for Russia and for peace."
Miss Silva, under the auspices of the Holyoke Catholic Women's Club, gave an eye-witness
account of 'Fatima as experienced in her tour through Spain last summer. Fatima is of special
interest because of the prominence it has gained with relation to Russia and her conversion.
February 26 Rev. John M. Oesterreicher
Walls Are Crumbling
"Stumbling steps in the right direction."
The substance of the lecture delivered by this gentle, yet
forceful, Austrian priest, concerned itself with the improved
relations between Jews and Catholicism which indicate that at
some points the walls separating Jews from Christ are finally
crumbling. Our duty, in the name of Christ, lies in on honest
attempt at understanding them whose name has been be-
smirched, whose relations have been slaughtered and who are
ridden by fear and suspicion. Father Oesterreicher cited strik-
ing signs of a changed attitude among Jews, witness the books
written by outstanding Jewish scholars, as Asch and Werfel.
March 10 Dr. Urban H. Fleege Mental Health
"The \ey is self -control."
The idea that mental health is not automatic but achieved by
serious effort was a startling one and gave much food for
thought. Condensing the achievement into ten rules, Dr.
Fleege advised us to develop a Christian outlook and an ade-
quate philosophy of life. Dr. Urban H. Fleege
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Senior Delegate Junior Delegate
ALICE M. MORIARTY MARY H. MURRAY
The NFCCS is an overall student organization formed to coordinate and
integrate student activities not only on the individual campus but also on an
intercollegiate scale. Nominally, it is the National Federation of Catholic
College Students. In effect, it is an organization which will stimulate Catholic
College Students to take a Catholic stand on matters political, social and
For a major national project this year the NFCCS chose World Student
Relief, thereby assisting in the rehabilitation of a war-torn world. The New
England Region, composed of eighteen colleges, has as its specific commis-
sions Catholic Action, Liturgy and Student Government. Our Lady of the
Elms holds the chairmanship of the Liturgy Commission and conducted an
all-day panel discussion on the Liturgy at the Regional Congress held in
Boston, April '48. O.L.E. held the chairmanship of the Worcester area of World
Student Relief, and through the NFCCS took an active part in the much-pub-
licized Radio Acceptance Poll wherein radio comedians were rated on the
basis of their acceptability in the family circle.
The effects of NFCCS are evident on campus even at this early date.
Through it we are now a part of the whole and will take our place with other
students in bringing Catholic thought to a secularized populace.
M. J. B. Debating, Society
ALICE M. MORIARTY
MARY H. MURRAY
LOUISE M. HANNA
JEANNE M. BOURQUE
The Mother John Berchman's Debating Society is the center for collegiate
discussions on questions political, social and economic. M.J.B. offers its mem-
bers an opportunity to obtain skill in formal debate, voice their opinions con-
cerning problems of current, popular interest and take part in panels, round
table discussions and other forms of forensic activity. Monthly meetings offer
an excellent opportunity for formal discussion of the national collegiate ques-
tion. Quick thinking, an ease of expression and a background of current topics
mark the members of M.J.B.
The varsity team has met with outstanding success in their intercollegiate
debates. Intra-mural and interclass debates have provided suitable stimulus
for campus meetings. The laurels showered on O. L. E. by an undefeated
varsity crown the labors of M.J.B.
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1947-1948 VARSITY DEBATING SCHEDULE
Subject for National Collegiate Debates —
Resolved: That a Federal World Government should be established.
February 24 Amherst at Chicopee
February 27 Albertus Magnus at New Haven
March 5 Albertus Magnus at Chicopee
March 8 St. Rose at Albany
March 19 Amherst at Amherst
April 16 St. Rose at Chicopee
April 17 St. Michael's at Winooski Park
April 24 St. Michael's at Chicopee
Annual Debate for the Riordan Award — May 19.
Resolved: That a United States of Europe should be established.
Affirmative Team Negative Team
Nadine H. Mangan Jeanne M. Bourque
Ruthmary Wirtalla Alice M. Moriarty
RITA M. HANNIGAN
MARY JANE McNAMARA
NADINE H. MANGAN
MARY E. MORGAN
"You ought to be on Broadway" is an overworked line, we admit, but the
budding Thespians who have taken their first bows over the footlights of our
own Veritas Auditorium have often justly merited the advice. The Dramatic
Club on any campus is usually popular, Verdeoro is no exception. Produc-
tions worthy of professionals have been presented to most appreciative
audiences and the labor, sometimes heartbreak, that they involve are for-
gotten and the cast reigns supreme. Not to be forgotten, however, are the
stage hands and property movers whose difficult task it is to see that there's
a place for everything and everything in its place.
This year's activities were highlighted by the presentation of the familiar
"Peg Of My Heart." Surprise to one and all, a mite of a freshman captured the
stellar role and on the big night managed to capture our hearts. A char-
acter — and actor of the Senior Class, in the role we nick-named "Mr. Moto"
was also received heartily by the spectators.
The Christmas season cn the campus was climaxed by the combined pro-
duction of Dramatic and Glee Clubs under the auspices of the Sodality. A
pageant, as old as the Christian era itself, but as new and wonderful as each
morning Mass, was presented for the students and faculty to enjoy and cherish.
When Lent shed its spirit of sorrow and repentance about us, Verdeoro
came on the scene with an appropriate drama. With a cast composed of the
freshmen members of the club, "The Upper Room" with all its tragedy and
pathos brought us closer to that God-Man who suffered so much at our hands.
It was indeed a fitting presentation for Passion Week.
With the arrival of spring and approaching commencement, Verdeoro mem-
bers were kept busy in their various class productions. Yes, our Dramatic
Club has done much for the college, but even more than that, Verdeoro has
contributed to the fulfillment of the dream of those aspiring actresses and to
the entertainment of our college audiences.
"Peg O' My Heart — I love you."
"Music hath charms" — and our college Glee Club is convincing proof of
the phrase. Those constant hours of practice are well rewarded by the
volume and sincerity of the applause wherever they appear. The season's
program began with the coffee hour sponsored by the Literary Club and was
followed by the Christmas Party held in the auditorium for the first time.
Throughout the Christmas season the veteran Glee Club carolers entertained
at the Sacred Heart Hall in Holyoke and the Women's Club in Springfield, —
not to mention those two beautiful programs over near-by radio stations.
Naturally, the big event of the year was the spring concert with the Boston
College Glee Club and the unanimous opinion is "the best ever." Something
new was added when A Cappella Choir visited Holyoke to demonstrate at a
lecture on Gregorian music. Certainly, Lorraine as director and Anne McDon-
nell, as accompanist, deserve much of the credit for such a successful and
Carols echo and re-echo
through the marble foyer as
members of the Glee Club in
impressive procession and
traditional style serenade at
the annual Christmas Party.
Scenes such as this strike the
depths of each of us and form
vivid, never - to - be - forgotten
Combined Holy Cross — Elms Concert
Sylvia Zaremba, renowned
pianist, appeared in Veritas Audi-
torium under the auspices of the
Alumnae on November 27. Pro-
lessor R. Joseph Racine, associate
editor of Culture Magazine and
noted music critic, who reviewed
her concerts with the Cleveland
Symphony, Town Hall and Our
Lady of the Elms, said, "Sylvia
Zaremba has sure poise and per-
sonal grace. She has outgrown
the prodigy class and has become
a full-fledged artist in her own
right, the youngest in the coun-
try." Olin Downes, critic for the
N. Y. Times, stated, "She played
with extra-ordinary virtuosity and
The Orpheus Harp Trio made a return visit to the Elms on March 7 at the
Father-Daughter Banguet. In keeping with the celebration, Irish selections
were chosen, the most popular being, "The Harp That Once Through Tara's
Halls" and the "O'Donnell Aboo Traditional
Highlight of our College Glee Club activ-
ities was the combined concert with Boston
College on April 10. A wide variety of class-
ical and popular selections ranging from
Handel's "And the Glory of the Lord" to
songs from the operetta, "The Red Mill" by
Victor Herbert, comprised the program of a
most enjoyable evening.
Christopher Lynch, the "Voice of Fire-
stone" and protege of the late John McCor-
mack, made his first appearance in this
vicinity at the Springfield Auditorium, under
the auspices of the Elms Alumnae. Born in
Ireland, he has become as the breath of the
Isle itself to millions in our own country. The
haunting beauty of "Mother Machree" and
"I'll Remember You" as sung by this re-
nowned Irish tenor will not easily be
forgotten. CHRISTOPHER LYNCH
Delta Epsilon Sig>ma
Six members of the class of '48 have been elected to the Alpha Kappa
Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Catholic Honor Society,
founded in 1939 for graduates of Catholic colleges and universities. Each year
one-tenth of the graduating class of Our Lady of the Elms is enrolled in the
Society. A student is chosen on the basis of her scholastic standing, character
traits and extra-curricular activities.
This year's members are Jeanne Bourque, Patricia Hourihan, Ann Marshall,
Elizabeth Murphy, Joan Walsh and Ruthmary Wirtalla. It took little if any
time for the new candidates to discover that the society receives its name from
the Greek initial letters — "it is for the wise man to set things in order."
Following the precedent established by the Alpha Kappa Chapter the
previous season, a regional meeting of New England Catholic College Chapters
was held at Regis in April. The local chapter also sponsored a series of lectures
on Catholic Action.
La Corte Castellana
ISABEL M. MORALES ELEANOR J. BARRON
ROSEMARY E. COTTER PATRICIA R. HOURIHAN
The glory that was Spain's has been revived in the famed Corte Castellana
of the Elms. With Bessie as our enthusiastic and very much Spanish leader,
the club members have come to know and love Spanish cusioms and curtsies.
In keeping with the fourth centennial celebration of Cervantes, a grandee of
Spanish letters, selected adventures from the renowned "Don Quijote" were
dramatized at one of our monthly meetings. Could there be in existence a
During the Christmas season, the night of January 6th was chosen for cele-
bration since, in Spanish lands everywhere, Los Reyes Magos take the place
of Santa Claus. An original play by the president was presented and old
Spanish hymns rendered by club soloists.
On the more serious side, the history of Spanish culture and its effects on
present day civilization were often discussed. The current Spanish question
inaugurated many an argument with the pro-Franco enthusiasts, usually in
Not least in importance is the club publication, Las Hojas de Los Olmos.
Under the editorship of Jacqueline Patrie, bigger and better editions appeared
each month, the outstanding number being the centennial issue. Popular with
our practice-teaching classes was that edition dedicated to them and con-
taining some of their own compositions.
Staff of Las Hojas de Los Olmos
Redactora Jacqueline Patrie
Asistantes Mary Ann Blair
Mary Lou Kleindienst
Patricia L. Kelly
Artista Irene R. Mochak
Que tal \e parece?
Le Cercle Francais
MARY ANN DOWD JEAN E. MINER
NORMA M. SAVOIT IOAN L. WALSH
"Vive la France" and, too, the enthusiastic members of Le Cercle Francais
whose numerous and varied activities have made this year a most fruitful
one in the appreciation of the culture of "la belle France."
An energetic program was outlined at the first meeting and cooperation in
fulfilling it was never lacking — attendance at several lectures by prominent
persons sponsored by the exclusive club of Les Dames Francoises of Spring-
field, a very successful card party and a gala Christmas celebration. A
contest was conducted to promote French conversation and a French Glee Club
was initiated. The latter organization swiftly developed an extensive reper-
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toire and entertained at club parties. "Les Chuchotements des Ormes", the
monthly journal provided unlimited opportunities for all aspiring writers and
each publication was eagerly awaited.
Frequently short skits entirely produced by students were introduced into
the various meetings with very satisfactory results. A Springfield theater
offered foreign language movies of which several French ones were largely
attended by our students.
In April, members of Le Cercle were given the added privilege of attending
a lecture by le Pere Leon Merklen, editor-in-chief of "La Croix de Paris."
Assumption College played host for the affair held in the Worcester Auditorium
and those who went came back full of enthusiasm for the new France which
was at last coming back to the fold and severing communistic affiliations.
If Franco-American relations have been strengthened by the study of all
phases of French life, then there is no doubt about it — Le Cercle Francois has
accomplished its mission with another very successful year. La fin couronne
Off to Le College de l'Assomption.
KATHLEEN M. COURTNEY BARBARA A. BASTIEN
SHIRLEY M. CUMMINGS PATRICIA J. STREET
The activities of the Science Club during this year have served amply to
fulfill the purpose of the organization, namely to impart to its members scientific
knowledge which, while it has the laboratory as a foundation, yet extends
beyond its factual limitations into the realms of speculation. Current medical
developments, physico-chemical observations, and present-day scentific dis-
coveries constitute only a portion of the practical information which the
Science Club has endeavored to offer its members.
This extra knowledge has been imparted in a most enjoyable manner by
the lectures which have accompanied the club's business meetings. Dr.
Nazzaro, in one such lecture related varied and interesting facts concerning
the role of chemistry in the present peacetime world. The lecture was a pleas-
ing antidote to the current voluminous literature and parlance devoted to
chemical warfare, biological warfare and various other kinds. It is gratifying
to know that, as science students, we have a greater role in peace than in
war, in serving humanity rather than destroying it.
Mr. O'Meara, representing the Biology Department of our college delivered
a lecture on the RH blood factor. This topic, as Dr. Nazzaro's, proved most
interesting because of the timeliness of the theme. The animation of the
informal discussions and question period which followed our lectures evi-
denced the intense interest which things scientific hold for our science
A further source of enjoyment to the Science Club members has been
afforded by photographic and developing facilities. The use of this equip-
ment has made pleasant many leisure hours for camera enthusiasts. The
pages of many a student's college album have been generously filled, thanks
to the photography lab, this busy little place being located, as all know, on the
fourth floor of the Administration Building.
Like all other clubs on our campus, the Science Club aims to combine the
social and moral with the intellectual. Scientific discoveries and theories are
interpreted in the light of Catholic thought and ethics. Thus it is that the
moderator, officers and faculty members affiliated with the Science Club work
for the all-round development of each member and strive to prepare her ade-
quately for a future position among scientists.
Just what tire
we \oo\\ng fori
International Relations Club
MARGARET E. HURLEY
RUTH A. MURPHY
ANNE F. JONES
MARGARET A. URBON
These are indeed times that try men's souls. The present condition of world
affairs considered as an outgrowth of past errors necessitates a wide and
extensive background on pertinent questions. Through the International Rela-
tions Club members have acquired the knowledge necessary to facilitate
drawing conclusions from, and predicting the future for, world peace problems.
Leaders, contrasting systems of government and important current events
have been discussed often and at length in order that we, as citizens and
voters, may have a complete and concrete idea of what action must be taken
if the peace is to be a just and permanent one.
During the early winter, the New England Catholic Student Peace Federa-
tion held its annual convention at Holy Cross College in Worcester. Resolu-
tions concerning such subjects, as the present foreign policy of the U.S.,
UNESCO, Russia as a peace problem and Christian principles as a basis
for world peace, were drawn up and submitted to the Executive Council for
ratification. Ruth Murphy, '47, was the official representative from the Elms
and spoke on the Truman Doctrine.
The NFCCS held a regional conference in Boston on the weekend of April
9th. Delegates from the I.R.C. attended the International Relations Club panel
and returned full of enthusiasm for the work capable of being accomplished
through this organization in future years.
A most important part of every college, the International Relations Club
holds an indispensable position here at the Elms. As a reliable source of data
on what's going on in the world, the why and wherefores of current problems
and methods for constructing universal peace, we give you our I.R.C.
Preparing for the
to be held at the
ing at Holy Cross
MARGARET M. BOWEN
M. NANCY BLACK
ROSEMARY E. COTTER
PATRICIA A. TIERNEY
DOROTHY T. CASEY
The less serious, but no doubt more energetic, side of our college life con-
cerned itself with such activities as basketball, ping pong, shuffleboard, horse-
back riding, softball, tennis, etc. No matter what the season, the A. A. was
always in the limelight.
Probably the most talked of sport this year was varsity basketball. A new
activity involving doctors' certificates, permissions, uniforms, tedious hours of
practice and other minor details, it was hailed with great enthusiasm. Games
were scheduled with Clark University of Worcester and Mt. St. Mary's of Hook-
set, N. H. Three games played — three games lost, but the experience and
fun were well worth the effort. And who knows what future teams may do?
Not to be pushed into the background by varsity is the all-time traditional
intra-mural basketball tournament. Tis then spirit runs high and each night
sees one class walking on clouds with another slumped in the depths of defeat.
March 17 was the night of the big play off and much to the chagrin of the
seniors the energetic young freshmen walked off with the alumnae trophy.
Along came spring, and any night cries of "Kill the umpire" or "Strike three"
could be heard wafting into the staid halls of O.L.E. Weekly trips to the
Springfield Boys Club by the Esther Williams enthusiasts of the Association
brought about many an improvement in those side-strokes and Australian
crawls. Fall and spring were the popular seasons for frequenting the Westover
Riding Academy, with Mag Bowen, expert equestrian, ever ready to give
pertinent instruction to somewhat timid freshmen. Archery and Ping Pong,
too, had their turn, with Dorothy Casey winning the latter trophy.
On the social page of activities the Athletic Association is credited with a
very successful Tea Dance held on May 15 in the lounge of O'Leary. The
finale of the year's program was the annual banquet at which the awards
were made for the various sports and the eagerly-awaited green and gold
"E's" were presented to those who had satisfied the necessary requirements
for the college athletic letter.
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Win or lose,
Who can say?
With Betty and Fran
It's always that way.
Varsity — the first, despite defeat, is still
the best of all.
A big night in the life of a freshman as Claire, captain of the freshman team,
receives the alumnae basketball trophy from Kay Shea, President of the
Alumnae. Mag, captain of the defeated but still spirited (see her smile!) senior
team and Mildred Clark White, chairman of the evening, stand by.
W T hat better place to The higher they fly,
while away a rainy day 1 the harder we try.
Joan Walsh, Ruthmary Wirtalla, Mary Merrigan, Frances Roscoe, Clare Ryan,
Clara Sawtelle, Jeanne Brault
Clare Fitzgerald, Geraldine McCarthy, Elizabeth Murphy, Anna Rose Rigabar,
Beatrice Barrett, Esther Hannigan, Roberta Morrier, Mary Casavan, Mary
Connelly, Josephine Hessian, Jane Hughes, Yvonne Mongiello, Virginia Jette,
Clare McDonnell, Mary Murray, Mary Lou Muller, Barbara Garde, Arlene
Lynch, Marianne Lynch, Nancy Reed, Patricia Tierney
Margaret Lively, Jean Miner, Margaret Shea, Margaret Bowen, Joan Shea
Barbara Hurley, Helen Kelly, Marie Maher, Mary Trainor
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ELMSCRIPT tries something different — a fashion show! The style preview
sponsored by the Bridal Shop of Springfield, drew the attention of fashionable
ladies, not only on campus, but also from the surrounding area. The very
latest in smart street, evening and bridal wear was displayed before a capacity
Our "Conover Girls" glided gracefully down the ramp to the musical accom-
paniment of Barbara Meagher and the intermittent male voice of the com-
Clothes ranged from the very sweet to the ultra-chic. Sweet is the perfect
word to describe one blushing bride. The dainty ballerina-style gown and
heart-shaped bouquet of Joan McCarthy created a very pretty picture. The
matching outfit in American Beauty which Mary Morgan modeled added the
finishing touches to this modern wedding party.
"Beautiful Lady In Blue" — startlingly different but oh-so-lovely was the
ice-blue satin wedding gown shown by Nadine Mangan. Dark-haired Alice
Moriarty in blush pink was a perfect foil for the blond bride.
Chic as any Parisian creation was the burnt orange, off-the-shoulder gown,
Nancy Black wore. And for street wear — Louise Hanna was a lovely illusion
in a white wool suit with grass-green accessories. The ever popular black
looked exquisite on our auburn-haired Eleanor Barron. The smooth-fitting
wool had a tremendous ballerina skirt and was completed by a tiny, figured
Fashionable pastel lounging robes were displayed by Mary Jean Davis,
Mary Helen Nugent and Marian Sziracky. (Of course, they looked much too
nice for lounging.)
Others who modeled lovely styles were Betty Hamilton, Mary Ruth Spring,
Barbara Millea, Anna May Bousquet, Ann McNamee and Rita Hannigan.
"Some day in May, he'll come and say. . . ."
THE TOURMALINE STAFF
Anna Rose Rigabar,
Louise Hanna, '49
Nadine Mangan, '49
Kathleen Martin, '49
Mary Maloy, '49
Shirley Leroy, '49
Mary Goggin, '49
Clare Ryan, '49
Mary J. Connelly, '50
Joan Walsh, '48
Roberta Morrier, '49
Maureen Keating, '49
Frances Roscoe, '49
Jeanne Brault, '50
Asst. Art Editor
Mary Scafhdi, '51
Mary Martin, '49
Barbara Hurley, '49
Clara Sawtelle, '49
Mary Lou Muller, '50
Product of "the little room under the eaves" the Tourmaline has soared in
popularity this year. Bedecked with a new green cover and enclosing a va-
riety of contributions from the literary lights of the college, this small magazine
is published only quarterly but merits rereading throughout the year. The
staff, composed of advanced journalism students, have, by means of contest,
encouraged budding poets and essayists to contribute to their college literary
journal. The results have been amazing, as evidenced by the list of contrib-
utors in each issue. The Tourmaline of today is, indeed, a credit to its staff
and college. The Tourmaline of tomorrow cannot help but miss the poetic
brilliance of its editor who oft and again has brightened her artistic creations
with the "beauty" of our theme, as in
"One day, one day of earth I shall find my love
And from this day my heart will live
To \now the song of hope whose murmur now
I hear beneath the summer breeze.
Then they shall say, but only then, content
Was she to leave this beauty, life."
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Patricia R. Hourihan
Art Editor Business Manager
Mary E. Morgan Mary J. Driscoll
Associate Literary Editors
Clare E. Fitzgerald, Ann M. Marshall, Alice M. Moriarty, Elizabeth M. Murphy,
Anna Rose Rigabar, Joan L. Walsh
Write-ups + ads X pictures extended deadlines and — a few nightmares =
Now that the formula has been completed, the staff and moderator rest weary
heads over beloved slide rules and anxiously await the decision as to whether
or not the proper procedure has been followed. The annual Elmata dance
and the Senior-Alumnae basketball game and dance form two of the basic
principals on which the journal is laid.
Seriously, working on this yearbook has been a work of love, as each com-
pleted page, each picture, bound us more closely to that which we needs must
leave — our college. The theme of Beauty was chosen because for us, (and
we firmly declare we do not specialize in rose-colored glasses) each day, each
dear familiar face, have awakened in us that same elusive spirit experienced
by connoiseurs of art when confronted with a Rembrandt.
KATHERINE M. SHEA
You probably don't exactly appreciate that title right now, because it more
or less harbinges a separation from the school and friends you love. Believe
me, though, it will become a source of great comfort and pride to you in the
days that follow graduation. It will signify a tangible connection you have
with your beloved school and a common cause for which you and your friends
can work — friends from whom you would otherwise gradually drift apart,
because of varying interests.
Ours is a relatively young school, you know, and that means that our
alumnae association is even younger — even with the staunch and loyal
graduates of the Academy and Normal School, our own particular "pioneers",
we number only 800. And I don't believe there's a millionaire in the crowd!
So, if at any time, you become impatient with us because we haven't pre-
sented you with a new swimming pool or non-collapsible card tables, just
remember that the spirit is willing, but the pocketbook bare.
The main thing to remember is that we are growing steadily, because sweet,
fine, intelligent girls like yourselves come to swell our ranks year after year;
and by the time your daughters graduate, who knows, perhaps one or two
millionaires will have found their way into our group!
Seriously, our main function is to be of benefit to our school and yourselves.
Any plans that we may make are made for the furtherance of the aims of our
school; any honors we may gain are won so that they will reflect on our school
and on all its students and graduates.
Until June 5, when you will become members of our beloved association.
"Who wal\s ivith beauty has a banquet spread,
Gold dawns and deep-blue twilights for his bread."
Four years ago, the idea of Commencement was a thrilling one. But, now
that the day is fast approaching fulfillment, we realize too late that Commence-
ment must needs entail a finale. True, we have the world to conquer and the
challenge is an exciting one, but at the same time, we must bid farewell to
youth and youth's ways. Some would cry this, sentimentality, others, evidence
of immaturity, but who would deny the pain of departing from whence one
has loved and been loved ? However, this we hold, that as a child grasping
tightly the hand of his mother as they walk a strange, new road, so we, too,
holding fast to the truths instilled in us by our beloved Alma Mater, will go
forth secure in the knowledge of an ever-guiding, ever-shielding hand on our
'The little road says go
The little house says stay.
But oh! 'tis bonny here at home
But we must go away."
Senior Play "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"
Processional to Grotto Consecration
Hymns and tributes Crowning
Floral offering of Seniors Recessional
Class Day Exercises
Class Day Officers
Margaret A. Urbon
Jeanne M. Bourque
Geraldine E. McCarthy
Margaret E. Hurley
Ruthmary K. Wirtalla
B. Jacqueline Patrie
Kathleen M. Courtney
Elizabeth M. Murphy
M. Patricia Fehily
Ann L. Heaphy
Margaret M. Bowen
Anna May Bousquet
Chairman of Music
Chairman of Refreshments
Chairman of Publicity
Chairman of Decorations
Chairman of Programs
Delta Epsilon Sigma Induction
Baccalaureate Address and Benediction
Conferring of Graduation Honors by His Excellency,
Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D.D., Bishop of Springfield
As the Twi& is Bent
"so grows our elm
Unless a man fortifies himself with a
faith in the supernatural, he becomes a
mere robot in action, thought, and word
as regards what is essential to his well-
being and the salvation of his eternal life.
Why, what, and how we should think are
the tools which govern our destiny. The
greater things of life are not so much what
we have accomplished but what can be
done to further promote the greater glory
of God. Thoughts are great forces and
through their instrumentality we have in
our grasp the power to make life, with its
manifold conditions, a failure or a success.
Through failure, we accomplish no good;
through honest, upright living and think-
ing, we strive for perfection. Only by such means can we enter the gates
which lead to the Temple of true knowledge.
We are indeed fortunate to have had the guidance of our faculty and admin-
istrators. Through them Christian principles of life and living will be propa-
gated within the walls of Our Lady of the Elms. For this blessing we are
grateful to God.
Nothing progresses without sacrifice. Man, by himself, cannot obtain grace.
The mere thought that he wants to do good does not in itself make him such.
He must sacrifice his will to God. So, on this day, we dedicate our wills to
God by planting this tree as an emblem of our faith in Him. May it be great
and sturdy and, as it grows, remind those who will follow us that the Class
of '48 has accepted the challenge. It is our hope today that the pages of our
Alma Mater's history will reveal in years to come the success of this class in
life, a life dedicated to the ideals of Our Lady of the Elms, a life rich with
blessings of an ever-loving God.
JEANNE M. BOURQUE
Class History — 1948
"We've come to the end of a perfect path." This
may well be the theme song of every senior as she
looks back over her four years journey through col-
"We were verdant freshmen,
Oh, the greenest of the greeri,"
describes us as we started on our college days back
in 1944. It was with mixed emotions we approached
these halls of learning. Friendly hands welcomed
us and for the first week we were treated like real
visitors. Then Doom!! We were launched into Ini-
tiation Week. Few of us will ever forget our football
formations and cheers, for the seniors had converted
our campus into a giant stadium for the occasion.
After Initiation Week and that unforgettable first
Elms Night, we were full-fledged "Elmites". With
this came the new-found joy of doing everything for
the first time as an Elms girl.
"And the gayest Sophomores
That the Elms has ever seen."
Yes, that we were, as we returned to school with a
feeling akin to that which one experiences on re-
turning home — a feeling of joy, security and of be-
longing. We are still talking about the marvelous
show which we put on that year; the best ever, in
our biased opinion. How wonderful and exciting it
was as we made the rounds of New York's fashion-
able night-clubs and smart hotels on our Manhattan
"And Junior year last year.
Oh, that was the best year."
How true it was! We were upperclassmen at last!
We had survived the hesitancy and awe of under-
classmen, and our sympathies went out to the grave
old seniors who were now doing things for the last
time. From September to February 7 we talked,
sang, thought nothing but "Our Prom". To realize
an "exawtic" prom with such a romantic theme as
"A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody", walls were deco-
rated with graceful black silhouettes against a back-
ground of shimmering, silvering pink. Overhead
danced the rainbowed lights of the crystal ball, while
under the star-studded ceiling we waltzed to dreamy
music. This was a night in a year never to be for-
"If music be the food of love, play on."
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"The Greeks had a word for it"
The joy of Junior Year was marred only when our
beloved friend and chaplain left us. Our gratitude
to Father Sheehan will ever remain in our hearts
and congratulations go with him to his Church of
the Little Flower.
"7\(ou> at last we are
The Senior Class of O.L.E."
The emotions which we experienced this last year
have been numerous and varied. For us it was the
beginning of the end. Three years we have been
awaiting the time when we would be initiating other
freshmen, .verdant as we ourselves. Once the time
had come, the stately campus was transformed over-
night into an Indian reservation. Meek(?) Indian
squaws and stalv/art braves dressed in bright blan-
kets and colorfully befeathered, provided a spec-
tacular Freshman Class. The pow-wow marshmal-
low roast, mock marriage and loud war dances high-
lighted the week's ceremonies which were culmi-
nated by a gala Elms Night.
In October we entered with more than usual fervor
into our Spiritual Retreat, knowing it to be our last.
Happiness, pride, and a shade of sadness filled our
hearts as we walked down the aisle on Cap and
Gown Sunday dressed for the first time in our aca-
demic garb. Came November and our plans were
underway for the Elmata dance. Its success, finan-
cial and otherwise, was but a forerunner of many
more to be sponsored by that same class.
Christmas comes but once a year, and when it
came to the Elms it brought oh, so many trimmings
— our Christmas play, carol singing, Christmas tree,
old St. Nick, and last but not really least, Christmas
Mid-year exams with their traditional worry, nom-
inal or real, could not divert our thoughts from the
Junior Prom. At nine o'clock we were going up the
"Stairway to the Stars", and danced until one undei
the silvery, twinkling sky.
In March the Elms girls dated their best bo^
friends, their Dads. Very little needs to be saic
about this occasion, for everyone well knows the
whole-hearted fun and happiness which are hac
when our Dads come to the Elms to celebrate St
Patrick's Day. To make the day wholly theirs, c
Saint Patrick's Day program was presented, a warrr
welcome tendered, and a sumptuous banquet placec
The joy of the lengthened vacation, the new fash
ions, and all that our early Easter ushered in, were
well-nigh eclipsed by the eager anticipation of oui
Elms-B.C. concert and our Spring Formal. Botr
events surpassed our most sanguine hopes.
"Tis the month of our Mother," we soon were sing^
ing, and honor, too, we paid to our dear mothers
For our traditional Mother's Day Tea, we substitutec
a banquet, and strove by diverse ways to give
greater expression than ever to our love and grati
Other outstanding events in May — Senior Play
Tea Dance, and Mary's Day — followed in suet
rapid succession that ere long, we were on the thres
hold of graduation. Commencement Week, with it;
manifold activities, all so pertinent and significan
to us seniors, is a history in itself Class Day is one
chapter, closely linked with our picnic, banquet, sen
ior play, and the grand finale, graduation, as
"Once again we pledged to her our faith and loyalty
To honor forever, dishonor her never,
Margaret E. Hurley
"O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today."
Spring has been so many lovely things here —
Chapel voices breaking evening prayer,
. . . and fallen stars beyond the shadowed elms,
Echoes lingering with moon and stars and sky,
. . . and breathless twilight everywhere.
Spring has been so many happy hours here —
(carefree childhood slipping fast away)
. . . and pleasure found in countless little things.
Treasured friends made dearer with each day —
Confidences shared in whispers after lights,
. . . and kneeling in the dark to pray.
Spring has been —
So spring shall ever be
Unto the locked cells of our hearts, the master key
That wakes anew each year
A host of memories
Of our lovely, happy days at O.L.E.
GERALDINE E. McCARTHY
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Thousands are gathered on the platform of the
Springfield station waving a fond farewell to the
most novel scheme of 1958 — "The Elms Train!"
Never in the annals of American colleges has such a
unique idea taken form, but here it is, bequeathed
to O.L.E. by none other than that notorious, efferves-
cent bundle of brains and beauty, the class of '48.
Filled to capacity with historical documents and
pictures of that famous class, the train will make its
way to every city of importance wherein a number
of '48 resides.
A puff of the engine, a familiar ring of the bell, and
Wait a minute, the engineer is waving frantically
from the pin-hole window. Well, if it isn't Liz Mur-
phy, with the situation well under control. As presi-
dent of the "Advice to the Lovelorn Club," Liz has
sacrificed valuable time to make this trip. However,
back at her Worcester office, exotic to say the least,
all is well, because the vice-president of the club,
Mary Nelen, has taken over and it is said that she is
quite adept at solving older people's problems. It's
a cheerful office, for at any time of the day Mary can
be heard whistling "Elmer's Tune." Need more be
Springfield has slipped into the distance now and
aboard the train the excitement of the day is reflected
in a rapid-fire conversation between the engineer
and the star reporter of the Union, Jeanne Bourque.
"Well, Jeanne, what's new with the class of '48
around your section of the country?"
"Liz, did you hear the latest? Pat Kelly Ellis and
her husband, Wayne, now own their own exclusive
restaurant, 'The Blue Sky,' and cater especially to
Elms girls and their dates. And that's not all. The
orchestra is wonderful and plays under the name of
'Musical Mackey and Her Rubber Band.' Also fea-
tured with the orchestra are 'Patrie at the Piano' and
their vocalist, 'Morales in the Mood.' "
Meanwhile, many towns have come and gone and
the New York skyline beckons ahead. With a screech
of the brakes the train comes to a standstill and it's
Grand Central, the first stop of the tour.
Thousands are gathered waiting to inspect this
phantasm on wheels. The doors are open and
they're literally pouring into it!
"Liz, look at that set of twins over there. Don't
they look like Kit Courtney?"
"Here come Kit and Tom now calling to Margaret
Mary and Michael John, two handsome children
How is married life, Kit?"
"Liz, it's just wonderful. We have the time of our
lives every Saturday taking in the races up at Mag
and Tim's Racetrack in East Overshoe. Enoch Bor-
land is still coming in — with a tail-light, that is.
Mary Mahoney sends her regards from Philadelphia.
Her exciting night spot, The Eire Club' is known far
and wide for its Irish dances and sensational feature,
'Morgan at the Organ.' Mary lives next door to a
firehouse so she finds it easier to work at night."
"Liz, isn't that Joan Walsh and Rose Cotter making
their way through the crowd?"
"You just made it, the train is almost ready to pull
out for Chicago. What makes you so late?"
"It's this way, Liz. Since I took over the Times I
haven't had a minute to myself, trying to keep up
with my competitor, the 'Scannel Scribune.' Peg
Sullivan handles my society page and right now
she's back at Chicopee covering a fashion show
sponsored by NFCCS. Peg acquired her excellent
taste in fashions from that exclusive Newport dress
shop that she owned for so many years. Poor Rose
is exhausted. She hasn't caught up on her sleep
since she left O.L.E. ten years ago. Her Spanish-
American Basketball Team has just completed a
world-wide tour under the sponsorship of the 'Bo-
ryczka Tuna Fish Company' sold exclusively to Elms
girls with a 'Clever Canty Can Opener' in every
package. Rosie's team won the international cham-
pionship and their reward is a cruise to Australia
aboard the S.S. RIGABAR."
"All aboard! Hurry everybody, she's pulling out.
So long, New York. Chicago and all points west!"
"Liz, come here quick."
"What's the matter, Jeanne?"
"Isn't that Mary Ann Blair Wall and Dick with a
large following standing on the platform? She cer-
tainly took Fr. Pierce's marriage course to heart, but
I wonder how she's doing without a Bendix."
"Did you know that when we reach Chicago we'll
be on the air — WALI, the Moriarty Broadcasting
System. It's a national hookup so we'll have to be
at our best. As national chairman of L.S.A.C.S. —
Less Studies For American College Students — Alice
has done nobly. Jeanne, I almost forgot. Gerry
McCarthy has been tied up in a business deal in
Walla Walla for weeks now. It seems that her
'Chocolate Bon-Bon Company' has been sued for
$25,000 for using the recipe from the 'Gregory Gooey
Chocolate Company.' Joe O'Connor has been
handling the case for Gerry but she's been so upset
she decided to spend a week out at "Mary Diggins'
Dude Ranch.' It's the wild and wooly type, known
for miles around for its wide assortment of horses
raised by that famous equestrienne, Bonnie Finn.
Bonnie decided that the carefree life of the ranch far
surpassed the hustle-bustle of the laboratory, so she
sold her research plant in Nashville to Ruthmary
Wirtalla. Rudy is perfecting an ear plug for Chem-
istry majors that will prevent formulas from going in
one ear and out the other. Look, there's Chicago
The galloping pace has slowed down to a trot and
the panting engine comes to a gradual halt.
"Jeanne, do you see what I see?"
"Specify, please, Liz. With half the city of Chicago
here and me not a mind reader, I'm not liable to be
looking at the same thing."
"I'm talking about the band — 'Swing and Sway
the Eisenmann Way.' Sally seems to be shaking
her baton at the sax player, and if I'm not mistaker
it's Eleanor Ambrose knitting a horrible-looking paii
of gloves. Ever since she knitted those mittens foi
Dr. Nazzaro she's had to devote her whole life tc
knitting for the public."
"These crowds are worse than New York. They're
pushing down the aisle, Liz. Wait a minute, — some
one fainted — the smelling salts! It's Doctor Anne
May Martin. She's coming to. Are you all right?'
"I'm fine, Jeanne, it's just that I've been workinc
day and night at the hospital and it's catching up or
me. My head surgeon, Dr. Mary Driscoll, performec
a tonsilectomy on one of Marion Mercier Loughman'i
quintuplets and, of course, it gave us quite a bit o
publicity. Being a Chem major, Marion named th<
quints accordingly: Ima Ion, Katalyst Kate, Argoi
Annie, Phosphate Phyllis, and Bunsen Betty. Fo
emergencies at the hospital we use 'Madden's Mir
acle Airways.' They don't tell you until you lane
that it is a miracle if you arrive at your destination
Since Josette Maynard has become instructor o
pilots the casualty list has become much smaller
The secret of it all is that fewer people are traveling
"Liz, look over there near our class day picture
It's Pat Fehily with a handsome Navy officer. Sh<
always did go for blue serge. Oh, dear, he's walk
ing away. I guess he was just an onlooker. Hen
comes Pat now with her kindergarten brood — Hell<
Pat, how is the world treating you?"
"The world is just fine, but these brats turn it up
side down. They wouldn't be so bad but Mrs
O'Leary's son, Don, Jr., is like a perpetual motioi
"Do you recognize that redhead coming this wa}
"Certainly, it's Mary Rynn. Hello, Mary, wher
have you been keeping yourself?"
"Haven't you heard, Kids? Ann Marshall and
have just bought the largest slaughter-house in Chi
cago. Our meat is shipped to every city in the U.SA
through the Connors Consolidated Trucking Corn
pany. Natalie, who is the 1958 winner of the Nobe
Prize in Chemistry, spends her free moments relax
ing behind the wheels of her 'Mack' trucks, name-
after a favorite Chemistry professor of hers."
"If you have time you should read Peg Hurley's
latest book, 'Our Hearts Are Not So Gay As They
Used To Be.' It's first on the best seller list, but Clare
Fitz's new publication, 'Came A Buckaroo' is running
a close second."
The whistle is sounded, the wheels begin to turn
and adventure in Oregon awaits.
"Liz, wake upl"
"Frannie, Pat Street, Pat Hourihan! Are we in
"Of course. We've been waiting for the train for
an hour. There are students here from all over the
state. Our newly organized college, 'Our Girl Of
The Cedars,' is gaining world renown for its history,
Spanish and science departments. Fran and I man-
age the arts course, with Pat Street taking care of
the sciences. The notorious physics department is
in the capable hands of Dr. Electrode Mulgrew. Ein-
stein has spent three years trying to figure out her
latest theorem on 'Large Charges.' "
"Our time is growing short, we must be on our
way. Goodbye Oregon, California here we cornel"
Aboard the train there is wild anticipation as
thoughts of Hollywood are fast being realized.
"Oh, Jeanne, I had a telegram from Renee de
Mochak, sent from Beverly Hills, and she won't be
able to connect with us in Hollywood. Her producer,
Rita Hannigan, plans to start shooting for her new
pictures, 'A Hundred Girls and No Men.' "
"The train is slowing up, Liz. Am I dreaming?
We're really here. By the looks of the crowd we'd
better stand up here to look for forty-eighters. Speak-
ing of angels, here comes Ann Heaphy with a dozen
red roses. Whose garden did you raid on the way
"Why, I own my own experimental Floral Gardens
— my 'Buds' are beautiful! Our best customer is
Rosemarie Dalton, owner of the exclusive West Balm
Beach Hotel, 'The Railroad View.' "
"Enough of sunny California, the Lone Star State
will not be alone for long. Take care of the buds,
Ann, see you again soon."
"Jeanne, it's beginning to pour. Good old sunny
California! We should send a letter of complaint to
Mary Jane O'Malley, chairman of the Chamber of
Commerce. It will be one more piece of mail to add
to her 'stacks.' "
"It shouldn't be long now before we're passing
cowboys. Speaking of cowboys, Liz, I heard that
Eleanor Shea and her horse, Spinoza, are starring
in El Ranch Recko Rodeo at El Paso, ousting Gene
"Next stop, Houston."
"Look out the window, Jeanne. There's Carol Mc-
Coart Stiehl and her husband, Soxo. Hi, Carol, step
aboard and reminisce."
"We can only stay a minute. Since Soxo has been
appointed President of the University of Texas we've
had no time to ourselves. I told my eight boys we'd
be back as soon as possible. Dr. Ellie Shea, head
of the English Department, has installed a new
course, 'The Gruesome Comedy.' The Spanish De-
partment draws students from all parts of the world.
Lorraine DesRosiers, Department Supervisor, has
discovered that students from Worcester, Mass., have
the best accent. Thank heavens, the Worcester ac-
cent has at last been classified."
A puff of smoke, a grinding of the axles, and the
wide open spaces of Texas are fading in the distance.
"I wonder what kind of reception we'll get back
home. Mary Lou Kleindienst and Mary Ellen Lynch
are heartbroken because they can't be there. The
North and South Poles now claim them for their own.
They each have their own school, the one up north
is named, 'Ugh, Ugh' while down south the other
bears the title of 'Ugh, Ugh, you all.' "
"Jeanne, look at that huge dirigible. I can't guite
make out what the tail sign says.
"Why, Liz, it's advertising McMahon Washing Ma-
chines. Mary must have missed a senior religion
"Last stop — Springfield — all off."
"What a celebration — balloons, horns, confetti,
isn't it exciting? Listen, Mrs. Phelan is making a
speech on the platform."
"As a result of good relations set up between B.C.
and the Elms at the Spring Concert of 1948, Boston
College has requested that the Elms Train be set on
their campus as an historical novelty. Mrs. Anna
Mae Courchen as president of the Elms Alumnae As-
sociation has agreed to such a plan."
So here's to the class of '48
To you we'll e er be true
Though college days have passed away
Our thoughts are still with you.
We, the Senior Class of nineteen hundred and forty-eight, having arrived at
the last stage of our life here at the College of Our Lady of the Elms and being
ready to pass on to a new life, do hereby draw up and publish our last will and
Article I. To our esteemed President, His Excellency, the most Reverend Bishop
Thomas Mary O'Leary, and to our honorable Vice President, the Reverend
Doctor John R. Rooney, we leave our lasting loyalty and heartfelt apprecia-
tion for their ceaseless efforts in the guidance and direction of our beloved
Article II. To Reverend Mother John Berchmans and the Reverend Sisters of
Saint Joseph we begueath our sincere gratitude for their major role in
directing us along the roadway to true Christian virtues and ideals. Their
unselfish example will always be a source of inspiration to us.
Article III. To the Faculty of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, we leave
our undying appreciation for their endless zeal and vigor in imparting to
us the necessary knowledge for our temporal and eternal happiness.
Article IV. To the Undergraduates of this, our college, we give and begueath
our every wish that the remainder of their years at O.L.E. may be blessed
with the true joys and happiness that we have experinced during our stay
SUB-ARTICLES I — LXVIII
Eleanor Ambrose and Anna Rose Rigabar's last-minute arrivals at class to
Eleanor Langton and Carolyn Street.
Mary Ann Blair's unassuming manner to Marion Hoar and Polly Skeery.
Frannie Boratyn, Angie Boryczka and Pat Hourihan's annex and rendezvous
for '48 to Anne Jones, Frankie Haley and Bea Barrett.
Jeanne Bourgue's debating talent to Mary Murray and Clare McDonnell.
Sally Eisenmann's devotion to science to Irene Morin and Millie Zak.
Rosie Cotter's easy going disposition to Kathy Martin.
Our daisy chain ... for the class of '47
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Mary Anne Dowd, Marion Mercier, Peg Urbon, Pat Kelley, Mary Ann Blair,
Jacqueline Patrie and Anna-May Bousquet's pre-commencement brilliants
to aspiring underclassmen.
Mary Driscoll's efficiency in every undertaking to Margaret Nesbit.
Rosemarie Dalton's unique prom fix-ups to any underclassmen needing dates.
Alice Moriarty's diverse talents and abilities to Nadine Mangan.
Betty Mulgrew's artistry to Mary Maloy.
Jean O'Malley's regular correspondence from Worcester to Anne Scannell.
Ann Heaphy's frequent long-distance calls to Marie Lawler.
Liz Murphy's friendliness and role of First Lady of the Campus to Ruthie.
Margaret Bowen and Kay Metcalfe's joviality to Shirley Cummings and
Clare Fitzgerald and Geraldine McCarthy's poetic inspirations to Roberta
Morner and Jeanne Brault.
Carol McCoart's numerous week-end dances to Ann McNamee.
Anna Mae Martin's solutions to intricate chem problems to Virginia Rooney.
Barbara Gregory's math genius to Helen Vecchia.
Rita Hannigan's chic wardrobe to Anna McDonnell.
Mary Diggins' hour at the telephone to Ellie Langton.
Lorraine DesRosier's musical achievements to Marion Meehan.
Ann Marshall's sincerity and generosity to Mary Connelly.
Eleanor Shea's knitting industry to Betty Aidicon.
Mary McMahon's quiet, unobserved, yet vital, presence to Frances Roscoe.
Mary Lou Kleindienst and Mary Ellen Lynch's enviable friendship to Rose-
marie LaMountain and Anna McDonnell.
Joan Walsh's literary genius to Mary Lou Muller.
Bonnie Finn's bubbling laugh to Betty Ann Carlisle.
Catherine Canty's savoir-faire to Elizabeth Hamilton.
Patricia Fehily's grey skirt to any Elmite needing one.
Mary Fran Mackey's excitable nature and good humor to Harriet Goddard.
Margaret Hurley's flair for history to Nancy Black.
Georgia Pierce's ever-ready willingness to help to Betty Pringle.
Mary Nelen's habit of rushing to Louise Hanna.
Margaret Sullivan's success in teaching to Mary Goggin.
Natalie Connor's ease in making friends to Shirley Leroy.
Kathleen Courtney's science skill to Marilyn Logan.
Shiela Madden's friendly smile to Michaelyn Moynihan.
Josette Maynard's naivete to Frances Posco.
Irene Mochak's cross-country correspondence to any would-be traveler to
Bessie Morales' lovable Fuerto Rican mannerisms to Rosalia, Rosie and Judy.
Mary Morgan's artistic creations to Eleanor Barron.
Jackie Patrie's perfect lady-like manners to Clare Ryan.
Mary Rynn's engaging personality to Esther Hannigan.
Mary Scannell's college-girl air to Pat Connell.
Pat Street's title to the "Street Tradition" to Sue.
This is, to the best of our knowledge, a complete disposition of our worldly
goods and in the presence of the Senior Class we hereby ascribe our seal in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-eight.
SENIOR CLASS OF OLE.
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Open doors through
which exits the class of
1948 with open hearts and
minds. Tomorrow brings
diplomas, worldly omen of
success accomplished, but
today we truly graduated,
as, kneeling before Christ
the King, we consecrated
our futures to Him who is
It's all over but the reaction. Flowers, speeches, rather damp farewells,
proud-eyed parents, grave-eyed daughters and blurred faces are all a jumble.
The one clear thing revolving through our oh-so-tired minds is the resonant
voice of our Reverend Bishop as he delivered his vital message: "It would
seem that today the whole world is rushing headlong into chaos, and no one
can deny that all this grotesgue, barbarous catastrophe is but the logical con-
sequence of the materialistic, godless education that thinks only of stuffing a
man's head with facts, making him a member of the animal kingdom of the
world, and still believing that he will make progress.
'The worth of the woman of tomorrow is to be found not so much in study
and learning and social work; these things will claim your time and attention
— but your true worth is to be found rather within yourself, in the high char-
acter of your womanly life."
"O Daughter of Z'.on, thou art all fair and full of charms
beautiful as the moon, dazzling as the sun.'' (Cant. 8, 9)
1. Liz and Diz lead the way
2. Ann, can I borrow your Ed?
3. Before old age set in
4. News in time
5. "Let us adore Him."
6. Don't drown it, Liz.
7. "Now, about washing
machines. . . ."
8. Birds-eye view
9. Come, come, snap into it!
10. Twenty little, thirty little,
eighty little Indians
11. Take two, they're small.
12. Dancing in the checkered
13. Exotic, oh so "exawtic"!
1. All in the booksl
2. "Anybody got change lor a nickel?
3. They've been to the Caf.
4. Three little girls and. . . .
5. "O Holy Cross, O Holy Cross. . . ."
6. "We're Seniors of O.L.E."
7. Why, the grin?
8. Damon and Pythias
9. "Wait 'til the wind stops."
10. Primas hermanas
11. Unaccustomed as we were. . . .
12. Forth from the annex
13. "How many more feet?"
2. "And little Red Riding Hood
said to the wolf. . . ."
3. "If she's smiling all the
After the tea was over
5. "Gentleman Jack's a ladies
6. "That's a joke, son!"
7. At the foot of the lonesome
8. ."How do you do?"
9. "What's your problem?"
10. Now is the hour.
1. "Going in, Mary?"
12. "Hey, you with the
13. Expression — point zero
14. Flying — how high Ellie?
1/ i> .
"We've got a Cap and Gown big
enough for two. . . ."
"The needles go, between the
classes, row on row."
"That old gang of mine"
"Off to classes, skip the lasses."
"There were four pretty girls."
The Campus Kids
"How's the water, Kay?"
"The wind running barefeet
through my hair."
Rogues from the Elms gallery
"Friends, Elmites, Faculty. . . ."
Oh, the dears!
Classroom cares behind
Why the pose?
Which is the worried Business
Hospitality a la M. and J.'s
"Put on your Easter bonnet."
\m. Hf'ui r ■
COLLEGE OF OUR LADY
OF THE ELMS
SENIOR CLASS OF 1948
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If These Goods Are Not Satisfactory Return
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Our Ice Cream Is the Cream of Creams
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136 State Street
Bibles and Prayerbooks
Springfield Civil Service
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143 STATE ST., SPRINGFIELD
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CHICOPEE FALLS : MASS.
327 BELMONT AVENUE
M. Ferris <£ Bro., Proprietors
Dry Goods and Clothing
54-56 CENTER ST., CHICOPEE, MASS.
Benziger Bros., Inc.
106 Chauncey Street, Boston, Mass.
Phone LIBerty I 150
Books of All Catholic Publishers
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Carr Hardware Co.
Hardware, Paint, Plumbing Supplies, Electrical
Supplies, Household and Sporting Goods
413 North Street Next to Strand Theatre
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City Tire Co.
U. S. TIRES
218 Dwight Street, Springfield, Mass.
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Real Estate and
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CLASS OF 1949
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LOVELL AND COVEL CHOCOLATES
Max Factor, Coty, Evening in Paris
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250 Exchange Street
R. C. Fitz & Co.
347 WORTHINSTON STREET
E. W. LARKIN & CO.
ALFRED E. DINLOP
62 GRAPE STREET
Arthur J. Granfield
Real Estate and Insurance
60 SPRINGFIELD STREET, CHICOPEE
26 Center Street
HOSIERY, MILLIHERT, and
KOHN BROTHERS, Inc.
Famous Shoes from
174 North Street, Pittsfield, Mass.
W, C. KOSIOREK
5 On FRONT STREET
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James J. Dowd & Son
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FIELD S HARDWARE
Glass, Tools, Seeds
256 EXCHANGE ST., CHICOPEE, MASS.
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TAFT OIL COMPANY
GASOLINE, MOTOR OILS, TIRES
RANGE AND FUEL OILS
CORNER OF LYMAN AND FRONT STREETS
HOLYOKE : MASS.
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195 STATE STREET
for all purposes
Mortgage Loans Solicited
Christmas Club — Tax Club
"Special Attention Given to G. I. Loans"
D. G. Canty Co.
Sand and Gravel
12 SCHOOL STREET
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Exclusive Sales and Installation Agents for
Timken Silent Automatic
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Service on all types
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SPRINGFIELD : MASS.
'More by the Pair — Less by the Tear'
Wendell T. Phillips
1390 Mam Street
Fine quality — large variety — fair prices
Solin's Market, Inc.
110 West Street
288 Bridge Street
RANGE and FURNACE OILS
607 Belmont Avenue
TRAILWAYS of NEW ENGLAND
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220 Worthington Street
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1402 MAIN STREET
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200 EXCHANGE STREET
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RIEL HARDWARE <& MILL
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1341 MAIN STREET
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14 CHURCH STREET
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New and Used Automobiles
Service All Ma\es of Cars
Wm. Lynch, Mg.r.
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22 BROADWAY, CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS.
Springfield's Leading Restaurant
170-174 Worthington Street
ROWLEY Motor Sales
North Adams : Mass.
CHICOPEE TIRE CO.
152 CENTER STREET
Chicopee : Mass.
fy>Ue*iAbf, 9ce Gleam
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Prescription Drug Store
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INSURANCE of all kinds to meet your
PERSONAL and BUSINESS needs
WM. D. MacDONALD, 127 Sumner Avenue, Springfield
F. I. JOHNSON, 18 South Park Avenue, Longmeadow
Third National Bank Building Phone 6-5461
DANIEL O'CONNELL'S SONS, INC.
Telephone Holyoke 5669
Established 1879 Incorporated 1926
480 HAMPDEN STREET
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L. G. Balfour Company
CLASS RINGS AND PINS
Diplomas — Personal Cards
Club Insignia — Memorial Plaques
Represented by S. G. LEE
230 Boylston St., Boston, Mass.
T. J. CONWAY CO.
Plumbing and Heating
77 Winter St., Springfield, Mass.
TO THE BEST . . .
Country Club Soda Co., Inc.
Jeanne D'Arc Circle
DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA
1249 Main St.
Janis Bake Shoppe
J. G. ROY LUMBER
RICE & KELLY, Inc.
W. F. Garrity
C o m pi i m e n t s o f
Compliments o f
A BETTER CLASS OF PRINTING
FOR MORE THAN A
PRINTING -- A Billion Dollar Industry,
COLLEGE OF OUR LACn
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